THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES DR. DENNIS J. SLAMON AS A MEMBER OF THE PRESIDENT'S CANCER PANEL The President today announced his intent to appoint Dr. Dennis J.
Slamon to serve as a member of the President's Cancer Panel.
Dr. Dennis J. Slamon, of Woodland Hills, California, has served since 1994 as the Executive Vice-Chair for Research at the UCLA School of Medicine. In addition, he is the Chief of the Division of Hematology-Oncology and the Director of Clinical and Translational Research at the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA. Dr. Slamon has been the recipient of numerous awards for his work in the field of medicine, including the Americans for Medical Progress Education Foundation Albert B. Sabin Heroes of Science Award, the American Association of Cancer Researchers 23rd Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Award, and the Salk Institute Translational Medicine Award. He is the author and co-author of a number of articles for various scientific and medical publications and journals. Dr. Slamon is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and was elected as a member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI).
Dr. Slamon received a B.A. degree from Washington & Jefferson College, and an M.D. and Ph.D. in Cell Biology from the University of Chicago.
The President's Cancer Panel monitors the development and execution of the activities of the National Cancer Program, and reports directly to the President. The Panel consists of three members appointed by the President for terms of three years.