THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES PHILLIP A. SHARP TO THE NATIONAL CANCER
The President today announced his intent to appoint Dr. Phillip A. Sharp to the National Cancer Advisory Board.
Phillip A. Sharp of Newton, Massachusetts is currently head of the Department of Biology and professor at the Center for Cancer Research and Department of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Sharp has served as a member of the President's Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology since October 19, 1994. He was honored with the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1993. He is currently a trustee of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and serves as chair of the General Motors Cancer Research Foundation Awards Assembly. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, the American Association for Cancer Research, and the American Society for Microbiology, among others, and is the author of over 270 publications pertaining to cancer research. Dr. Sharp earned a B.A. from Union College in Kentucky in 1966 and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Urbana in 1969.
The National Cancer Advisory Board was created in 1971 to advise and assist the Director of the National Cancer Institute with respect to the National Cancer Program. Each year, the Board submits a report to the President for transmittal to the Congress on the progress of the National Cancer Program. Support for the Board is provided by the National Cancer Institute.