THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES DR. SAMIR ABU-GHAZALEH AS A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL CANCER ADVISORY BOARD The President today announced his intent to appoint Dr. Samir
Abu-Ghazaleh to serve as a Member of the National Cancer Advisory Board.
Dr. Samir Abu-Ghazaleh, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is currently a gynecologic oncologist at the Avera Cancer Institute in Sioux Falls. Previously, he was the Director of the OB-GYN Student Teaching Program from 1981 to 1985, and an Associate Professor from 1980 to 1985, at the University of South Dakota School of Medicine. Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh is the author of numerous articles on gynecology and oncology. In addition, he has hosted several workshops and presentations as a service to inform the public and increase cancer awareness, particularly concerning women's health issues. Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh is a member of the North Central Cancer Treatment Group, the Gynecologic Oncology Group, and the American College of Gynecologists and has been a member of the National Cancer Institute. Since 1985, he has served as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and since 1980, a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and Surgical Gynecologic Oncologicsts.
Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh attended Nahara College and received a MB.B. from Ain Shams University Medical School, both in Cairo. He did his residency in OB-GYN in Yankdon, South Dakota, at the University of South Dakota Affiliated Hospital, from 1972 to 1976, and in gynecologic oncology at Duke University, from 1976 to 1978.
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 (NCI), with respect to the activities and policies carried out by NCI. The Board consists of eighteen members appointed by the President for six-year terms.