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Missouri Chapter Hosted CEOs Against Cancer® National Meeting June 17-18

CACNM ImageMore than 50 chief executive officers attended the Society’s annual CEOs Against Cancer® National Meeting on June 17-18 in St. Louis. Hosted by the Missouri Chapter of CEOs Against Cancer, the national meeting focused on advancing the fight against cancer through prevention, advanced research, new therapies, and advocacy. The meeting concluded with a formal announcement of the American Cancer Society CEO of the Year for 2014-15.

Leaders were encouraged to examine the state of employee health and its impact on their bottom line, as well as explore integrated approaches to effectively implementing prevention campaigns. Attendees learned how they can make a difference in the fight against the disease by helping the Society make this cancer's last century.

Notable speakers included Society CEO John R. Seffrin, PhD; Earvin “Magic” Johnson, CEO, Magic Johnson Enterprises, Inc.; and Warner Baxter, president and CEO of the Ameren Corporation. Panel discussions will feature Dennis Muilenburg, vice chairman, president and COO of The Boeing Company, and Dr. Graham Colditz, renowned leader in cancer prevention research, director of the Siteman Cancer Center, and recipient of American Cancer Society Medal of Honor. Society chief medical officer Otis Brawley, MD, offered an update on how advanced research has impacted the fight against cancer. Chris Hansen, president of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) led a panel discussion on “Tobacco Control: 50 Years After the Landmark Surgeon General’s Report,” along with experts including Mitch Zeller, director of the Center for Tobacco Products, US FDA.

The Society’s Corporate Impact Conference followed the CEOs Against Cancer® National Meeting.