June 8, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Colon Cancer Alliance Announces Election of Dr. John Daly to Board of Directors
Washington, DC - June 8, 2007 - The Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) is pleased to announce the election of John Daly, MD, FACS, FRCS (G), FRCS (I) to the CCA Board of Directors. Dr. Daly is Dean of the Temple University School of Medicine and is internationally known as a surgeon, researcher, author and academician. During his illustrious career, Dr. Daly has been involved with a variety of organizations including the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery, the American Cancer Society and the American Surgical Society.
Dr. Daly has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards for teaching, research and practice including the Sam E. Roberts Nutrition Foundation Medal of the University of Kansas (1981) and the Elliot Hochstein Medical Student Teaching Award of Cornell University (1995). He has also been included on many "best" lists such as Best Doctors in Philadelphia, Best Doctors in America and Top Cancer Doctors in New York. He is an active research investigator with over 15 years of NIH funding.
"The opportunity to reduce the personal and medical burden associated with colon and rectal cancer, the second leading cancer killer, through the implementation of known preventative and early detection techniques represents one of the largest gaps in the cancer community. The CCA is committed to engaging critical community leaders in the fight against this disease. We are extremely excited that Dr. Daly has agreed to join our board and to bring his leadership and guidance to our efforts" says Kevin Lewis, Chairman of the CCA Board of Directors on the appointment of Dr. Daly to the Board.
About the Colon Cancer Alliance
The Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) is a national patient advocacy organization, with chapters located across the country. CCA is dedicated to ending the suffering caused by colorectal cancer. The Colon Cancer Alliance brings the voice of survivors to battle colon cancer through patient support, education, research and advocacy. To find out more, call the Colon Cancer Alliance's toll-free helpline at 1-877-422-2030 or visit the Web site at www.ccalliance.org.
Dr. Daly was formerly Chair of the Department of Surgery at Weill-Cornell Medical College.
Amy E. Kelly
Co-Founder and Vice President
Colon Cancer Alliance