THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES DR. RALPH S. FREEDMAN AS A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL CANCER ADVISORY BOARD The President today announced his intent to appoint Dr. Ralph S.
Freedman to serve as a member of the National Cancer Advisory Board.
Dr. Ralph S. Freedman, of Houston, Texas, is a gynecologist and professor of gynecologic oncology at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, also serving as a professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences at The University of TexasHouston Medical School. He has worked as a medical consultant for numerous agencies and commissions, including the World Health Organization, the National Cancer Institute, and NASA. Dr. Freedman has served in several academic capacities and has fulfilled many visiting professorships worldwide throughout his twenty-five year career in medicine.
Dr. Freedman received his medical degree and Ph.D. from Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The members of the National Cancer Advisory Board provide advice to the President, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Director of the National Cancer Institute, with respect to the activities and policies carried out by the Institute. The Board consists of eighteen members appointed by the President for six-year terms.