Elsevier Congratulates Beth Karlan, MD, Editor-in-Chief of Gynecologic Oncology on Her Appointment to the National Cancer Advisory Board


London, December 17, 2012Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, is pleased to congratulate Beth Karlan, MD, Editor-in-Chief of Gynecologic Oncology on being appointed by U.S. President Barack Obama to the National Cancer Advisory Board (NCAB), along with five other leaders in cancer research.

The National Cancer Advisory Board, formed in 1971, has several responsibilities including advising and assisting the proceedings of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), one of 27 Institutes that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH). According to the NACB’s charter, the board’s duties are to “review applications for grants for research and training and recommend approval for applications for projects which show promise of making valuable contributions to human knowledge.” Allocating resources and pursuing the best avenues for research is a crucial task, as the NCI spends about $4.9 billion each year on cancer research.

Elsevier applauds Dr. Karlan’s important work and her dedication to serving the research community.

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