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THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary


For Immediate Release May 5, 2000
         PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES DR. JAMES O. ARMITAGE AS A MEMBER 
                 OF THE NATIONAL CANCER ADVISORY BOARD

     The President today announced his intent to appoint Dr. James O.

Armitage to serve as a Member of the National Cancer Advisory Board.

Dr. James O. Armitage, of Omaha, Nebraska, is the Dean of the College of Medicine and of Internal Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. His research focuses on bone marrow transplantation, and the management and classification of lymphoma. Dr. Armitage currently serves as President of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation. In addition, he is a past president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and past member of the Board of American Society of Hematology. Dr. Armitage has authored over three hundred scientific papers, articles, and publications and is a member of several prestigious professional boards.

Dr. Armitage received a B.S. degree and a M.D. degree from the University of Nebraska.

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.

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