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Mobile, Ala. (January 17, 2008)
Contact: Amanda MacDonald , USA Medical Center, (251) 470-1682

Dr. Raymond Wynn to Lead Alabama’s Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition

 

Miller, Wiliamson, Wynn

L to R: Dr. Tom Miller, Alabama Assistant State Health Officer, along with Alabama State Health Officer Dr. Donald Williamson congratulate Dr. Raymond Wynn with the USA Mitchell Cancer Institute.

MOBILE - Dr. Raymond Wynn was recently selected to chair the Alabama Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition (ACCCC). Wynn serves as the Elsie Colle Chair of Community Outreach, Information and Education and associate director for the USA Mitchell Cancer Institute (MCI).

 

ACCCC’s mission is to develop and sustain an integrated and coordinated approach to reducing cancer incidence, morbidity, and mortality.  The group also seeks to improve the quality of life and care for cancer patients, their families, and their caregivers.

 

Wynn currently holds several academic and administrative positions at USA including:  associate director for community outreach; associate professor of interdisciplinary clinical oncology and radiology; and chief of radiation oncology.  He also directs the public education and health disparities research at the MCI.

On a national level, Wynn currently serves a as a member of the board of trustees for the National Medical Association, and is active in the American Medical Association, the American College of Radiology; and the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology.

 

Prior to joining the MCI, Wynn was director of the Regional Cancer Center at Singing River Hospital in Ocean Springs, Miss.  Here, he served as principal investigator for the Cancer Disparities Research Partnership, a grant program funded by the National Cancer Institute.  At Singing River, Wynn also established a patient navigation program designed to assist cancer patients through their treatment process.

 

ACCCC fulfills its mission by improving access, reducing cancer disparities, advocating for public policy, and implementing the Alabama Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan, which addresses prevention, early detection, treatment, follow-up care, palliation, and behavioral and clinical trials research. 

 

The USA Mitchell Cancer Institute was created to help prevent, treat and cure cancer in the upper Gulf Coast region. It will increase care and treatment options for cancer patients, providing local access to research-based cancer care. For an appointment, call (251) 665-8000.

 
 
 
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