Patrick Delaney Named New Executive Director of NCCN Foundation

first_img Patrick Delaney Named New Executive Director of NCCN Foundation Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – March 4, 2021 Twitter Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Feb. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® ( NCCN ®) today announced the appointment of Patrick Delaney as incoming Executive Director for the NCCN Foundation ®. Delaney has previously held leadership roles with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, American Red Cross, and American Cancer Society. His new position with NCCN will involve fundraising for the NCCN Guidelines for Patients ® and other resources to empower people with cancer and their caregivers with unbiased expert guidance from the world’s leading cancer experts. Delaney will also work with NCCN Foundation Young Investigator Awards Program by funding some of the nation’s top next-generation cancer researchers, guiding the course of treatment innovation and advancement. “Pat brings a wealth of experience with many of the country’s biggest health nonprofits,” said Robert W. Carlson, MD, Chief Executive Officer, NCCN. “His years of dedication to various health causes make him the perfect choice to lead our important work to empower patients and caregivers with the educational support they need at each step of their cancer journey, as well as fostering the future of cancer research. We are excited to welcome him to the team.” Delaney attended Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania, before working in the financial services industry. He entered the nonprofit sector in 2000. He has also held numerous board positions and volunteer roles over the years. “I am thrilled to join the team at NCCN as Executive Director of the NCCN Foundation,” said Delaney. “I look forward to supporting initiatives that deliver true insight for people living with the challenges and complexities of a cancer diagnosis so they can take an active and informed role in their care and the care of their loved ones.” Delaney’s first day with NCCN will be February 8, 2021. About the National Comprehensive Cancer Network The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® ( NCCN ®) is a not-for-profit alliance of leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education. NCCN is dedicated to improving and facilitating quality, effective, efficient, and accessible cancer care so patients can live better lives. The NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology ( NCCN Guidelines ®) provide transparent, evidence-based, expert consensus recommendations for cancer treatment, prevention, and supportive services; they are the recognized standard for clinical direction and policy in cancer management and the most thorough and frequently-updated clinical practice guidelines available in any area of medicine. The NCCN Guidelines for Patients ® provide expert cancer treatment information to inform and empower patients and caregivers, through support from the NCCN Foundation ®. NCCN also advances continuing education, global initiatives, policy, and research collaboration and publication in oncology. Visit NCCN.org for more information and follow NCCN on Facebook @NCCNorg, Instagram @NCCNorg, and Twitter @NCCN. About the NCCN Foundation The NCCN Foundation® was founded by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) to empower people with cancer and advance oncology innovation. The NCCN Foundation empowers people with cancer and their caregivers by delivering unbiased expert guidance from the world’s leading cancer experts through the library of NCCN Guidelines for Patients® and other patient education resources. The NCCN Foundation is also committed to advancing cancer treatment by funding the nation’s promising young investigators at the forefront of cancer research. For more information about the NCCN Foundation, visit NCCN.org/patients. Media Contact: Rachel Darwin 267-622-6624 [email protected] View original content to download multimedia: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/patrick-delaney-named-new-executive-director-of-nccn-foundation-301223359.html SOURCE National Comprehensive Cancer Network Pinterest TAGS  Local News Facebook Previous articleEquity Crowdfunding from Unistellar Gives Space Lovers Rare Access to a Profitable Space BrandNext articleAvalonBay Communities, Inc. Announces 2020 Operating Results and Initial 2021 Financial Outlook Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Lesaffre launches Inventis premixes, mixes and blends in UK

first_imgBakery ingredients supplier Lesaffre UK & Ireland has launched a new range of premixes, mixes and blends under the Inventis banner.Produced at the business’ UK manufacturing site in Worcester, the products are all available in smaller pack formats to encourage customers to add innovation, creativity and simplicity to their bakery portfolio, said Lesaffre.The range includes blends with yeast and sourdough, such as the Inventis Napol’I blend. Supplied in a 340g sachet, the user needs to add flour and water to create a range of pizza bases from thin & crispy to deep pan.The premixes include the new Hearty Multiseed product that is supplied in packs from 6kg. Lesaffre describes this as a “simple clean-label solution containing rye sourdough, four different seeds and oats enabling bakers to produce a delicious range of amazing textured, full flavoured seeded breads”.Lesaffre’s UK manufacturing site has a fully segregated gluten-free blending line, and the Inventis range includes a gluten-free bread mix.last_img read more

Arctic visitors arrive

first_imgA snowy owl gets ready for lift-off recently in East Boothbay at Ocean Point. (Photo by David Pike)A snowy owl takes off  in East Boothbay at Ocean Point. (Photo by David Pike)A snowy owl spreads its wings over Ocean Point in East Boothbay. (Photo by David Pike)A snowy owl at Ocean Point in East Boothbay. (Photo by David Pike)A dove catching some sun. (Photo by Dennis York)Pussy willows in January-a sign of an early spring? (Photo by Dennis York)Canada Jay. (Photo by Dennis York)A bobcat pauses in a snowy field in Wilton. (Photo by Tom Oliver)A bobcat moves across a snowy field in Wilton. (Photo by Tom Oliver)A bobcat takes a look around before continuing on. (Photo by Tom Oliver)A black-capped chickadee perches on spruce. (Laura Ganz)Another cold but magical sunset. (Photo by Jane Knox)Wonderful Maine wintery landscape scene. (Photo by Jane Knox)It’s called “the look! ” Deer in Wilton (Photo by Jim Knox )A female cardinal in Wilton. ( Photo by Jim Knox )A cold sunrise in Wilton. (Photo by Jim Knox)My wife put some cranberries on a string and hung it in a tree for the birds.  Guess what kind of “bird” got them?  (Photo by Jim Knox)Female snowy owl, Biddeford. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)Snowy Owl’s ready to move on. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)Wings down. She has a five-foot wing span when they’re up. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)Ocean Point, East Boothbay. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)A frozen seaweed pile offers a female mallard a little respite from the frigid ocean, not so much the fierce wind that day, in East Boothbay. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)Pool Beach, Biddeford. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)Male and female mallards swim through the broken ice on the Kennebec in Hallowell. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)Edgecomb outlet. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)Sunset over partially frozen Parker Pond. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)last_img read more

NIFA Grants

first_imgThe U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) plant breeders almost $1 million in grants this fiscal year to produce improved cotton and peanut varieties.These plant breeders have been tapped to make Georgia’s most profitable row crops more sustainable and productive.Searching for softer cotton Regents’ Professor Andrew Paterson, director of the Plant Genome Mapping Laboratory and member of the CAES Department of Crop and Soil Sciences and the Franklin College departments of Plant Biology and Genetics, and Peng Chee, his fellow crop and soil sciences professor, are pinpointing cotton genes that affect the length of cotton fibers.Longer fibers lead to softer cotton fabrics and a higher per-pound price for farmers.Paterson and Chee will focus on upland cotton, which is a common name for the cotton species most widely grown in the U.S. Georgia farmers grew more than 1 million acres and $967 million worth of upland cotton in 2016.Upland cotton typically produces cotton with short or medium fibers, and those fibers can be even shorter if the cotton plant is stressed. However, mutations of upland cotton created by the researchers produce longer fibers.Supported by a $490,000 NIFA grant, Paterson and Chee will map genes connected to superior fiber qualities in this mutated upland cotton. Eventually, they will incorporate those genes into cotton varieties known for their hardiness, productivity and efficiency.“The long-term goal of the proposed project is to enrich genetic diversity and accelerate the breeding progress in the elite gene pool of one the most economically important and genetically vulnerable major U.S. crops: cotton,” Paterson said.For more information on Paterson and Chee’s proposal, visit tinyurl.com/uplandcotton.Looking to the peanut’s rootsThe average American eats about 6 pounds of peanuts a year. To meet that demand, farmers in Georgia grow more than 700,000 acres of the state’s signature legume.For each of those acres, farmers invest between $500 and $770 into seeds, pesticides, irrigation and herbicides. Tapping into the resilience of the peanut’s wild ancestors should substantially bring down that per-acre price, said Soraya Leal-Bertioli, UGA senior research scientist.Bertioli, who worked with the international team of scientists that traced the evolution of the modern peanut to its wild ancestors in the Andes Mountains in 2016, received a $445,000 grant from NIFA to find the genetic traits that protected ancient peanuts from fungal and insect problems as well as other diseases.“In the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s, hundreds of wild peanut populations were collected from the wild and deposited in the USDA seed bank,” she said. “Several studies show that these species carry resistance to pests and diseases that affect the peanut crop.”Most of these species have never been bred with modern varieties. By using modern techniques, Bertioli hopes to introduce these ancient, naturally-occurring resistance traits into modern lines of productive peanuts.Breeding peanut varieties with the resistance of their wild relatives that can keep up with modern production levels will allow farmers to produce peanuts with fewer chemicals at a lower cost.For more information on Bertioli’s proposal, visit tinyurl.com/sustainablepeanuts.last_img read more

Professional Designation Announcement

first_imgPRESS ANNOUNCEMENT/PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION5-19-2003John Davis & Associates, CPAs, PLC is pleased to announce Bret L. Hodgdon has been awarded the professional license of Certified Public Accountant. The CPA license is earned through education, examination, and completion of two years of practical public accounting experience. Mr. Hodgdon is a 1998 graduate of Lyndon State College with a Bachelors degree in Accounting and Business Administration.last_img