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March 29, 2015 6:36 PM ET

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Company Overview of American Cancer Society, Inc.

Company Overview

American Cancer Society, Inc. provides private cancer research funds in the United States. It offers $90 million a year. The company generates income by marketing its name for antismoking nicotine patches and orange juice. American Cancer Society, Inc. was formerly known as American Society for the Control of Cancer and changed its name in 1945. The company was founded in 1913 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia with an additional office in Austin, Texas.

1599 Clifton Road, N.E.

Atlanta, GA 30329-4251

United States

Founded in 1913





Key Executives for American Cancer Society, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
President and Director
Age: 79
Chief Executive Officer of Florida Division
Chief Cancer Control Officer
Senior Vice President of Prevention and Early Detection
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

American Cancer Society, Inc. Key Developments

American Cancer Society Appoints Rosemarie 'Rosie' Henson as Senior Vice President for Prevention and Early Detection, Effective January 2015

The American Cancer Society announced that Rosemarie 'Rosie' Henson, senior advisor to the assistant secretary for health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), will join the Society as senior vice president for prevention and early detection, effective January 2015. Henson, MSSW, MPH, will be a member of the Society's Cancer Control team, headed by Dr. Richard Wender, chief cancer control officer. She brings more than 20 years of public health leadership experience to this position with major contributions in cancer control, tobacco control, childhood obesity, viral hepatitis, health disparities and global health. In addition, Henson served as the director of CDC's Office on Smoking and Health from 2001 to 2004 and directed CDC's National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program that has screened millions of underserved women across the nation.

AccentHealth and American Cancer Society Plan to Jointly Develop Oncology-Specific Content

AccentHealth announced it has entered into a strategic relationship with the American Cancer Society. The companies plan to jointly develop oncology-specific content that will be integrated into the AccentHealth Oncology Network patient education products.

American Cancer Society Announces Board Appointments

American Cancer Society has announced the addition of five new officers to its 2014 national volunteer board of directors during a recent meeting in Atlanta. Pamela Meyerhoffer of Litchfield Park, AZ, a volunteer with the Society, will chair the new board. The officers are the first to join the newly streamlined board after a reorganization of the 100-year-old American Cancer Society. The Society made the decision to reduce the board from 43 members to 21 members after a volunteer task force analyzed the previous board structure and made recommendations to bring it more in line with industry best practices. Other new officers include Robert E. Youle, vice chair, of Denver, Colo.; Douglas K. Kelsey, board scientific officer, of Zionsville, Ind.; Daniel P. Heist, CPA, secretary/treasurer, of State College, Pa.; and Gary M. Reedy, immediate past chair, of Dresher, Pa. Meyerhoffer, FAHP, is the executive director for Wickenburg Community Hospital Foundation in Arizona and serves on the Societys Great West Division Board of Directors. Youle is a 26-year volunteer with the Society and has served on the board of directors for the past six years. Kelsey will serve in the new position of board scientific officer. Heist, who will handle treasury and secretary duties, has been an American Cancer Society volunteer for more than 20 years and has served on the board of directors since 2008.

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