publication date: Nov. 14, 2014

Susan O’Brien to move to UC Irvine Health


SUSAN O’BRIEN will join UC Irvine Health as associate director for clinical science for the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and medical director of the Sue and Ralph Stern Center for Cancer Clinical Trials and Research. Her appointment is effective Jan. 1, 2015.

She will focus on increasing both the number and complexity of innovative, outcomes-focused clinical trials.

O’Brien comes to UC Irvine from MD Anderson Cancer Center where she was the Ashbel Smith Professor in the Department of Leukemia. She is chair of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia Guidelines Committee, a member of the NCCN Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Guidelines Committee and is the hematology member of the Southwest Oncology Group Executive Committee.


ROSEMARIE HENSON will join the American Cancer Society as senior vice president for prevention and early detection, effective January 2015.

Henson is senior advisor to the assistant secretary for health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She will serve as a member of the society’s Cancer Control team.

She co-led preparations at HHS for the 2011 United Nations High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases, and led the HHS team that published the 50th Anniversary Surgeon General’s report: The Health Consequences of Smoking-50 Years of Progress. In May 2014, the team received the Secretary’s Award for Meritorious Service for their work.

Henson has also held a variety of leadership positions at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and was … Continue reading 40-43 The Cancer Letter In Brief

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