Panel members are distinguished members of the scientific, research, and public communities appointed by the President of the United States to serve three-year terms.

Past Members

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Timeline of Past Members
Timeline of Past Members


Our Mission

The mission of the President's Cancer Panel is to monitor the activities of the National Cancer Program and report to the President of the United States on barriers to progress in reducing the burden of cancer.

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Our History

The President's Cancer Panel was established by law in 1971 when the National Cancer Act was signed by President Richard Nixon.

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Our Process

The President's Cancer Panel conducts a series of meetings on a selected topic to gather input from key stakeholders. The Panel forms its recommendations, and findings are presented to the President of the United States. 

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Our Staff

Staff members of the President's Cancer Panel coordinate the work that advances the Panel's mission with support from a team of science writers and meeting planners. 

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Current Series

Stay tuned for information about our next meeting series in 2018.


Click the links below to see materials from past series and to view, download, and order copies of reports.


Cancer Communication in the Digital Era: Opportunities and Challenges