publication date: Oct. 5, 2018
Conversation with The Cancer Letter
Roy Jensen: “In general, I think cancer center directors still enjoy a certain amount of respect”
Roy A. Jensen
President of the Association of American Cancer Institutes Director, The University of Kansas Cancer Center
As the new president of the Association of American Cancer Institutes, Roy Jensen will focus on public policy at the state and local level as his presidential priority.
“What we’d really like to do is empower cancer centers to promote good public policy at the state and local level,” said Jensen, director of The University of Kansas Cancer Center, whose two-year term as AACI president began earlier this week. “The mechanism we have come up with is to leverage AACI’s existing government relations forum to develop model legislation on issues such as clean indoor air, tobacco taxes, radon, oral chemotherapy–things that have a real impact on cancer incidence and mortality.”
Jensen spoke with Paul Goldberg, editor and publisher of The Cancer Letter.
To put this in perspective, you are on a train, traveling from the AACI meeting in Chicago to Kansas City. Where are you right now?
I’m in Missouri.
Could we talk about your AACI presidential initiative?
Sure. What we’d really like to do is … Continue reading Roy Jensen: “In general, I think cancer center directors still enjoy a certain amount of respect”
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