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Silver named vice-chair of National Comprehensive Cancer Network board-added 4/02/10
Ann Arbor - Samuel Silver, M.D., Ph.D., was elected vice chairman of the board of directors for the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a consortium of 21 leading cancer institutes dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of care provided to patients with cancer.
Silver, professor of internal medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School, specializes in treating patients with blood cancers. He is active in promoting quality of oncology care in the community, including as director of the Michigan Breast Oncology Quality Initiative, which looks at the oncology care of patients with breast cancer throughout the state. Silver is also assistant dean for research at the U-M Medical School.
Silver succeeds Thomas A. D'Amico, M.D., of Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center who has been elected chairman of the NCCN board.
The U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center is a founding member of NCCN, and the only Michigan program represented. Through the leadership and expertise of clinical professionals at its member institutions, NCCN develops resources that present valuable information to the numerous stakeholders in the health care delivery system. As the arbiter of high-quality cancer care, NCCN promotes the importance of continuous quality improvement and recognizes the significance of creating clinical practice guidelines appropriate for use by patients, clinicians and other health care decision-makers. The primary goal of all NCCN initiatives is to improve the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of oncology practice so patients can live better lives.
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Written by Nicole Fawcett