TAFP leaders appointed to state cancer board
TAFP members Mark Chassay, M.D., of Austin and Leo Cigarroa, M.D., of Laredo have been named to the Scientific and Prevention Advisory Council of the new Cancer Prevention and Research Institute. As members of the 20-person council, Chassay and Cigarroa will collect current information on innovative research on the prevention, control and cure of cancer, and on treatment programs to prevent and control cancer.
The council will present this information at least twice a year to the institute’s oversight committee, which manages the $3-billion fund for cancer research and prevention set aside by the 80th Legislative Session and approved by voters in November 2007. Members serve two-year terms.