Robert M. Villanueva, Executive Director

c/o Community & Public Health Administration
Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene
201 West Preston St., Suite 300
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 767-4055
fax: (410) 333-5218

Organizational Structure

Origin & Functions




J. Richard Lilly, M.D., Chair (chosen by Governor), 2002

Appointed by Governor to 3-year terms: Michele H. Bloch, M.D., Ph.D., 1999; Katherine P. Farrell, M.D., 2001; Elmer E. Huerta, M.D., 2001; Constance M. Unseld, 2001; Susan L. Scherr, 2002; Mary J. Sexton, Ph.D., 2002; Albert L. Blumberg, M.D., 2003; John D. Groopman, Ph.D., 2003; Roger L. Harrell, 2003; Charles D. Leiss, 2003; one vacancy.

Designated by Senate President: Paul G. Pinsky

Designated by House Speaker: Joan B. Pitkin

Ex officio: Richard A. Eskin, Ph.D., designee of Secretary of the Environment; Carlessia A. Hussein, Dr.P.H., designee of Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene; David J. Ramsay, D.M., D.Phil., President, University of Maryland, Baltimore; Sanford A. Stass, M.D., Director, Greenbaum Cancer Center; Edward D. Miller, Jr., M.D., Chief Executive Officer, Johns Hopkins Medicine; Martin D. Abeloff, M.D., Director, Johns Hopkins Oncology Center.

Nonvoting members: Donna S. Cox, Office of Health Education & Information, The Johns Hopkins University; Regina el Arculli, National Cancer Institute; Lynn S. Khoo, M.D., M.P.H., National Cancer Registry.

The State Council on Cancer Control was authorized by the Governor in June 1991 and restructured in November 1997 (Executive Order 01.01.1991.22; Executive Order 01.01.1997.07). The Council works with the Governor to develop State policy and programs to reduce the incidence of cancer in Maryland. Access to testing, screening, and treatment, and programs for public education, prevention, and treatment of cancer are recommended by the Council. The Council also evaluates programs and promotes public-private partnerships to lower the incidence of cancer.

In addition, goals and priorities of the Cancer Surveillance System are set by the Council through its Cancer Surveillance Committee. The System collects data on incidence, diagnostic stage, mortality, and risk factors for cancer. Through the Maryland Cancer Registry Advisory Committee, the System also uses the Maryland Cancer Registry as a tool to plan, evaluate, and target cancer control programs.

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