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AstraZeneca and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Receive the CEO Roundtable on Cancer’s Dr. Charles A. Sanders Life Sciences Awards
November 11, 2014 - CARY, NC (November 11, 2014) – The CEO Roundtable on Cancer presented AstraZeneca and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center with the 2014 Dr. Charles A. Sanders Life Sciences Awards in recognition of their innovative and collaborative work on Project Data Sphere, LLC, an independent not-for-profit initiative of the CEO Roundtable on Cancer’s Life Sciences Consortium.

Infinity Pharmaceuticals Receives CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation
October 6, 2014 - CARY, NC (October 6, 2014) The CEO Roundtable on Cancer has accredited Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in Cambridge, MA with the CEO Cancer Gold StandardTM recognizing the company’s efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for its employees and covered family members.

St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center Receives CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation
October 1, 2014 - CARY, N.C. (October 1, 2014) The CEO Roundtable on Cancer has accredited St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, N.Y. with the CEO Cancer Gold StandardTM recognizing its efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for its employees and covered family members.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS CEO Roundtable on Cancer’s 2015 Dr. Charles A. Sanders Life Sciences Award
September 5, 2014 - The CEO Roundtable on Cancer and its Life Sciences Consortium are inviting nominations for the Dr. Charles A. Sanders Life Sciences Award which will be presented at CEO Roundtable-XIII, the organization’s annual meeting in November, 2014.

Project Data Sphere, LLC Appoints Dr. Kald Abdallah, Chief Project Data Sphere Officer
August 22, 2014 - Project Data Sphere, LLC has appointed Kald Abdallah, MD, PhD as Chief Project Data Sphere Officer, charging him with continuing the rapid development of www.ProjectDataSphere.org which is providing broad access to cancer research databases, enabling unprecedented research collaboration to solve complex scientific problems.

Amgen Receives CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation
August 11, 2014 - CARY, N.C. (August 11, 2014) – The CEO Roundtable on Cancer today announced that Amgen, Inc., one of the world's leading biotechnology companies, has received CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ accreditation. This achievement recognizes employers’ commitment to reducing cancer risk by promoting healthy lifestyle choices, encouraging early detection through cancer screenings, and ensuring access to quality treatment for employees and covered family members.

The CEO Roundtable on Cancer joins Worldwide Innovative Networking (WIN) Consortium for personalized cancer medicine
June 26, 2014 - CARY, NC (June 26, 2014) – At the fourth annual Worldwide Innovative Networking (WIN) Consortium in personalized cancer medicine, it was announced that the CEO Roundtable on Cancer has accepted membership in this global cancer research collaborative, joining stakeholders from North and South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East seeking to address the challenge of increasing the efficacy of genetically-targeted cancer diagnostics and therapeutics.

The CEO Roundtable on Cancer Honored with Project HOPE’s Global Health Impact Award
June 11, 2014 - CARY, NC (June 11, 2014) – At its annual Gala held at the Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC, Project HOPE presented its 2014 Global Health Impact Award to the CEO Roundtable on Cancer. The Global Health Impact Award provides Project HOPE with the opportunity to honor a peer non-profit organization achieving significant advances in global health. In addition to its ongoing, global, workplace health and wellness efforts through its CEO Cancer Gold Standard accreditation program, Project HOPE noted the leadership of the CEO Roundtable in promoting much-needed sharing of critical clinical trial data in oncology.

Carroll Hospital Center Receives CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation
May 19, 2014 - CARY, NC (May 19, 2014) Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster, MD is leading by example when it comes to promoting workplace wellness and encouraging healthier behavior. The CEO Roundtable on Cancer has accredited Carroll Hospital Center with the CEO Cancer Gold Standard recognizing their efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for its employees and covered family members.

CEO Roundtable on Cancer Launches the Project Data Sphere Initiative, A New Data Sharing and Analytic Platform for Cancer Patient Benefit
April 8, 2014 - CARY, NC (April 8, 2014) – Project Data Sphere, LLC (PDS), an independent not-for-profit initiative of the CEO Roundtable on Cancer’s Life Sciences Consortium (LSC), announced today the launch of a new data sharing platform (www.ProjectDataSphere.org), with the goal of advancing research to improve the lives of cancer patients and their families around the world. The CEO Roundtable on Cancer was established in 2001 with the mandate to bring bold and imaginative solutions to cancer care.

Georgia Regents Medical Center Receives CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation
March 24, 2014 - CARY, NC (March 24, 2014) - The CEO Roundtable on Cancer has accredited Georgia Regents Medical Center in Augusta, GA with the CEO Cancer Gold StandardTM recognizing the hospital’s efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for its employees and covered family members.

Bayer Healthcare Receives CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation
March 18, 2014 - CARY, NC (March 18, 2014) – Bayer HealthCare is leading by example when it comes to promoting healthy lifestyle choices and encouraging workplace wellness. The CEO Roundtable on Cancer has accredited Bayer HealthCare’s new U.S. headquarters site in Whippany, N.J., with the CEO Cancer Gold StandardTM recognizing the firm’s efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for its employees and covered family members by establishing programs to reduce cancer risk, encouraging early detection through cancer screenings, and ensuring access to quality treatment.

Putnam Hospital Center Receives CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation
February 3, 2014 - CARY, NC (February 3, 2014) – Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel, NY, is leading by example when it comes to promoting healthy lifestyle choices and encouraging workplace wellness. The CEO Roundtable on Cancer has accredited Putnam Hospital Center with the CEO Cancer Gold StandardTM recognizing the firm’s efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for its employees and covered family members by establishing programs to reduce cancer risk, encouraging early detection through cancer screenings, and ensuring access to quality treatment.

President George H. W. Bush Salutes Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski for Commitment and Leadership Toward Eliminating Cancer
January 18, 2014 - CARY, NC (January 18, 2014) – The 41st President of the United States, George H.W. Bush, traveled to Cameron Indoor Stadium on the campus of Duke University in Durham, NC to recognize Duke men’s basketball head coach, Mike Krzyzewski, for his personal commitment and leadership in working toward eliminating cancer as a public health threat.

Latham & Watkins Receives CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation
January 17, 2014 - CARY, NC (January 15, 2014) – Latham & Watkins, a leading global law firm, is working with its lawyers and staff to promote healthy lifestyle choices and encourage workplace wellness. The CEO Roundtable on CancerTM has accredited Latham & Watkins with the CEO Cancer Gold Standard recognizing the firm’s efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for its employees and covered family members by establishing programs to reduce cancer risk, encouraging early detection through cancer screenings, and ensuring access to quality treatment.

Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health Earns CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation
January 6, 2014 - CARY, NC (January 6, 2013) –The Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health, is leading by example when it comes to promoting workplace wellness and encouraging healthier behavior. The CEO Roundtable on Cancer has recognized the Texas A&M School of Rural Public Health with CEO Cancer Gold StandardTM accreditation for its efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for its employees and covered family members by promoting healthy lifestyle choices, encouraging early detection through cancer screenings, and ensuring access to quality treatment.

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. Earns CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation
December 13, 2013 - CARY, NC (December 13, 2013) – Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the largest U.S. subsidiary of Boehringer Ingelheim Corporation, based in Ridgefield, CT, is leading by example when it comes to promoting workplace wellness and encouraging healthier behavior. The CEO Roundtable on Cancer has awarded Boehringer Ingelheim with CEO Cancer Gold StandardTM accreditation for its efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for its employees and covered family members by promoting healthy lifestyle choices, encouraging early detection through cancer screenings, and ensuring access to quality treatment.

North Dakota State College of Science Earns CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation
December 5, 2013 - CARY, NC (December 5, 2013) – North Dakota State College of Science is leading by example when it comes to promoting workplace wellness and encouraging healthier behavior. The CEO Roundtable on Cancer has awarded the North Dakota State College of Science with CEO Cancer Gold StandardTM accreditation for its efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for its employees and covered family members by promoting healthy lifestyle choices, encouraging early detection through cancer screenings, and ensuring access to quality treatment.

Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc. Earns CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation
November 19, 2013 - CARY, NC (November 19, 2013) – Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc. (Horizon), New Jersey’s oldest and largest health insurer, is leading by example when it comes to promoting workplace wellness and encouraging healthier behavior. The CEO Roundtable on Cancer has awarded Horizon with CEO Cancer Gold StandardTM accreditation for its efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for its employees and covered family members by promoting healthy lifestyle choices, encouraging early detection through cancer screenings, and ensuring access to quality treatment.

SUNY Upstate Medical University Earns CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation
September 24, 2013 - State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York, is leading by example when it comes to promoting workplace wellness and encouraging healthier behavior. The CEO Roundtable on Cancer has awarded SUNY Upstate with CEO Cancer Gold StandardTM accreditation for its efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for its employees and covered family members by promoting healthy lifestyle choices, encouraging early detection through cancer screenings, and ensuring access to quality treatment.

Johnson & Johnson earns Global CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation
September 19, 2013 - Johnson & Johnson, headquartered in New Brunswick, NJ and employing nearly 128,000 people in more than 60 countries, has earned global CEO Cancer Gold StandardTM accreditation. This accreditation recognizes their worldwide commitment to reducing cancer risk by promoting healthy lifestyle choices, encouraging early detection through cancer screenings, and ensuring access to quality treatment for all their employees and their family members around the globe.

HCA Continental Division Earns CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation
September 5, 2013 - HCA Continental Division, a network of ten hospitals located throughout the states of Colorado and Kansas, has earned CEO Cancer Gold StandardTM accreditation. The CEO Roundtable on Cancer recognizes HCA Continental Division for its efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for its employees and covered family members by promoting healthy lifestyle choices, encouraging early detection through cancer screenings, and ensuring access to quality treatment.

Highmark Health Services Receives CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation
August 28, 2013 - Highmark Health Services, the nation’s fourth-largest Blue Cross and Blue Shield-affiliated health insurer, has earned CEO Cancer Gold StandardTM accreditation from the CEO Roundtable on Cancer . The organization recognized Highmark Health Services for its efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for its employees and covered family members by promoting healthy lifestyle choices and encouraging early detection through cancer screenings.

Novartis International AG First Employer to Receive Global CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation
August 8, 2013 - CARY, NC (August 8, 2013) – Novartis International AG, a multinational healthcare company headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, is the first company to earn global CEO Cancer Gold Standard accreditation. Their commitment to workplace wellness reaches across the globe to positively affect the lives of all their employees. The CEO Roundtable on Cancer recognizes Novartis for their efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for their employees and family members by promoting healthy lifestyle choices, encouraging early detection through cancer screenings, and ensuring access to quality treatment.

UMB Financial Corporation Receives CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation
June 17, 2013 - CARY, NC (June 17, 2013) – UMB Financial Corporation, a financial services holding company headquartered in Kansas City, MO, is leading by example when it comes to promoting workplace wellness and encouraging healthier behavior. The CEO Roundtable on Cancer recently accredited UMB Financial with the CEO Cancer Gold Standard™. The Gold Standard recognizes their efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for their employees and covered family members by promoting healthy lifestyle choices, encouraging early detection through cancer screenings, and ensuring access to quality treatment.

West Tennessee Healthcare Receives CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation
June 10, 2013 - CARY, NC (June 10, 2013) – West Tennessee Healthcare is leading by example when it comes to promoting workplace wellness and encouraging healthier behavior. The CEO Roundtable on Cancer recently accredited West Tennessee Healthcare with the CEO Cancer Gold Standard™. The Gold Standard recognizes their efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for their employees and covered family members by promoting healthy lifestyle choices, encouraging early detection through cancer screenings, and ensuring access to quality treatment. West Tennessee Healthcare is one of only six employers in Tennessee that has earned this distinction.

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Earns CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation
June 5, 2013 - CARY, NC (June 5, 2013) – BlueCross® BlueShield® of Tennessee is leading by example when it comes to promoting workplace wellness and encouraging healthier behavior. The CEO Roundtable on Cancer recently accredited BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee with the CEO Cancer Gold Standard™. The Gold Standard recognizes their efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for their employees and covered family members by promoting healthy lifestyle choices, encouraging early detection through cancer screenings, and ensuring access to quality treatment.

Red Hat Earns CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation
June 3, 2013 - CARY, NC (June 3, 2013) – Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source software solutions, headquartered in Raleigh, NC, is leading by example when it comes to promoting workplace wellness and encouraging healthier behavior. The CEO Roundtable on Cancer recently accredited Red Hat with the CEO Cancer Gold Standard™. The Gold Standard recognizes their efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for their employees and covered family members by promoting healthy lifestyle choices, encouraging early detection through cancer screenings, and ensuring access to quality treatment.

Valley Health System Receives CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation
May 30, 2013 - CARY, NC (May 30, 2013) – Valley Health System, a healthcare provider in Ridgewood NJ, is leading by example when it comes to promoting workplace wellness and encouraging healthier behavior. The CEO Roundtable on Cancer recently accredited Valley Health System with the CEO Cancer Gold Standard™. The Gold Standard recognizes their efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for their employees and covered family members by promoting healthy lifestyle choices, encouraging early detection through cancer screenings, and ensuring access to quality treatment.

University of Washington Receives CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation
May 20, 2013 - CARY, NC (May 20, 2013) – UW Medicine, a leading healthcare provider serving Seattle and the Northwest, is leading by example when it comes to promoting workplace wellness and encouraging healthier behavior. The CEO Roundtable on Cancer recently accredited UW Medicine with the CEO Cancer Gold StandardTM recognizing their efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for their employees and covered family members by promoting healthy lifestyle choices, encouraging early detection through cancer screenings, and ensuring access to quality treatment.

Baptist Memorial Health Care Earns CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation
May 14, 2013 - CARY, NC (May 14, 2013) – Baptist Memorial Health Care is leading by example when it comes to promoting workplace wellness and encouraging healthier behavior. The CEO Roundtable on Cancer recently accredited Baptist Memorial Health Care with the CEO Cancer Gold Standard™. The Gold Standard recognizes their efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for their employees and covered family members by promoting healthy lifestyle choices, encouraging early detection through cancer screenings, and ensuring access to quality treatment.

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare Earns CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation
May 9, 2013 - CARY, NC (May 9, 2013) – The CEO Roundtable on Cancer recently accredited Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare with the CEO Cancer Gold Standard™, recognizing the health care system’s efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for their employees and covered family members by promoting healthy lifestyle choices, encouraging early detection through cancer screenings, and ensuring access to quality treatment.

Cozen O’Connor Receives CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation
May 8, 2013 - CARY, NC (May 8, 2013) – Cozen O’Connor is leading by example when it comes to promoting workplace wellness and encouraging healthier behavior. The CEO Roundtable on Cancer recently accredited Cozen O’Connor with the CEO Cancer Gold StandardTM recognizing their efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for their employees and covered family members by promoting healthy lifestyle choices, encouraging early detection through cancer screenings, and ensuring access to quality treatment.

Merchants Fleet Management Receives CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation
May 6, 2013 - CARY, NC (May 6, 2013) – The CEO Roundtable on Cancer recently accredited Merchants Fleet Management with the CEO Cancer Gold Standard™. The Gold Standard recognizes Merchants Fleet Management’s efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for their employees and covered family members by promoting healthy lifestyle choices, encouraging early detection through cancer screenings, and ensuring access to quality treatment.

The Everett Clinic Receives CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation
May 2, 2013 - CARY, NC (May 2, 2013) – The Everett Clinic has received CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ accreditation, recognizing its commitment to reducing the risk of cancer for employees and covered family members by promoting healthy lifestyle choices, encouraging early detection through cancer screenings, and ensuring access to quality treatment.

New Jersey Manufacturers Receives CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation
May 1, 2013 - CARY, NC (May 1, 2013) – The CEO Roundtable on Cancer recently accredited the NJM Insurance Group with the CEO Cancer Gold Standard™. The Gold Standard recognizes their extraordinary efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for their employees and covered family members by promoting healthy lifestyle choices, encouraging early detection through cancer screenings, and ensuring access to quality treatment.

City of Hope National Medical Center Earns CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation
April 30, 2013 - CARY, NC (April 30, 2013) – City of Hope is leading by example when it comes to promoting workplace wellness and encouraging healthier behavior. The CEO Roundtable on Cancer recently accredited City of Hope National Medical Center with the CEO Cancer Gold Standard™. The Gold Standard recognizes their efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for their employees and covered family members by promoting healthy lifestyle choices, encouraging early detection through cancer screenings, and ensuring access to quality treatment.

Teledyne Brown earns CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation
April 29, 2013 - CARY, NC (April 29, 2013) – The CEO Roundtable on Cancer recently accredited Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc. with the CEO Cancer Gold Standard™. The Gold Standard recognizes the company’s extraordinary efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for their employees and covered family members by promoting healthy lifestyle choices, encouraging early detection through cancer screenings, and ensuring access to quality treatment.

Prime Therapeutics Receives CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation
April 25, 2013 - CARY, NC (April 25, 2013) – Prime Therapeutics is leading by example when it comes to promoting workplace wellness and encouraging healthier behavior. The CEO Roundtable on Cancer recently accredited Prime Therapeutics with the CEO Cancer Gold Standard recognizing its efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for their employees and covered family members by promoting healthy lifestyle choices, encouraging early detection through cancer screenings, and ensuring access to quality treatment.

Covance Receives CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation
April 23, 2013 - CARY, NC (April 23, 2013) – Covance (NYSE: CVD) is leading by example when it comes to promoting workplace wellness and encouraging healthier behavior. The CEO Roundtable on Cancer recently accredited Covance with the CEO Cancer Gold Standard recognizing their efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for their employees and covered family members by promoting healthy lifestyle choices, encouraging early detection through cancer screenings, and ensuring access to quality treatment.

OhioHealth earns CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation
April 18, 2013 - CARY, NC (April 18, 2013) – The CEO Roundtable on Cancer recently accredited OhioHealth with the CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ , recognizing the health care system’s efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for their employees and covered family members by promoting healthy lifestyle choices, encouraging early detection through cancer screenings, and ensuring access to quality treatment.

Baylor Health Care System earns CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation
April 17, 2013 - CARY, NC (April 17, 2013) – The CEO Roundtable on Cancer recently accredited Baylor Health Care System with the CEO Cancer Gold Standard™. The Gold Standard recognizes Baylor’s efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for its employees and covered family members by promoting healthy lifestyle choices, encouraging early detection through cancer screenings, and providing access to quality treatment.

Harris Health System earns CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation
April 16, 2013 - CARY, NC (April 16, 2013) – The CEO Roundtable on Cancer recently accredited Harris Health System with the CEO Cancer Gold Standard™. The Gold Standard recognizes Harris Health System’s efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for their employees and covered family members by promoting healthy lifestyle choices, encouraging early detection through cancer screenings, and ensuring access to quality treatment.

Harvard School of Public Health receives CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation
November 20, 2012 - CARY, NC (November 20, 2012) – The Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) is leading by example when it comes to promoting workplace wellness and encouraging healthier behavior. The CEO Roundtable on Cancer recently accredited HSPH with the CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ recognizing their efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for their employees and covered family members by promoting healthy lifestyle choices, encouraging early detection through cancer screenings, and ensuring access to quality treatment.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance receive CEO Cancer Gold Standard accreditation
November 5, 2012 - CARY, NC (November 5, 2012) – Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and its patient treatment organization, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, have received CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ accreditation, recognizing the organizations’ extraordinary commitment to the health of their employees and their families.

CEO Roundtable on Cancer Clinical Trial Data Sharing Encourages Innovation & Honors Patients
October 11, 2012 - The CEO Roundtable on Cancer’s Life Sciences Consortium has initiated Project Data Sphere, a collaborative effort to create a shared platform where clinical trials data will become available to researchers for further studies that will speed cancer research. Project Data Sphere is bringing life sciences organizations, health advocacy groups, medical data standards organizations, contract research companies, universities, and technology providers together to create a data sharing environment that aims to honor patient participation in research trials by using historic research findings to aid in developing more effective therapies for future patients.

UT Southwestern Medical Center earns CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation
October 3, 2012 - The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is leading by example when it comes to promoting workplace wellness and encouraging healthier behavior. The CEO Roundtable on Cancer recently accredited UT Southwestern with the CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ recognizing their efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for their employees and covered family members by promoting healthy lifestyle choices, encouraging early detection through cancer screenings, and ensuring access to quality treatment.

Astellas Pharma US Receives CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation
October 2, 2012 - Astellas Pharma US is leading by example when it comes to promoting workplace wellness and encouraging healthier behavior. The CEO Roundtable on Cancer recently accredited Astellas with the CEO Cancer Gold Standard recognizing their efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for their employees and covered family members by promoting healthy lifestyle choices, encouraging early detection through cancer screenings, and ensuring access to quality treatment.

Baptist Health South Florida earns CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation
September 13, 2012 - Baptist Health South Florida is leading by example when it comes to promoting workplace wellness and encouraging healthier behavior. The CEO Roundtable on Cancer recently accredited South Florida’s largest faith-based, not-for-profit health care organizations with the CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ recognizing their efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for their employees and covered family members by promoting healthy lifestyle choices, encouraging early detection through cancer screenings, and ensuring access to quality treatment.

The CEO Roundtable on Cancer Joins Bilateral Effort to Promote Smoke-Free Workplaces in China
September 11, 2012 - The CEO Roundtable on Cancer joined with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Ministry of Health of the People’s Republic of China (MOH), and nearly 60 leading enterprises operating in China to issue a joint statement establishing the China-United States Partnership on Smoke-Free Workplaces. The landmark public-private partnership links health and business leaders in an effort to reduce the negative health impacts of tobacco and secondhand smoke. The effort stems in part from the Ministry of Health’s recent “China Report on the Health Hazards of Smoking” which stated that more than one million deaths are caused by tobacco each year in China. The report followed the 2011 United Nations High Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases which encouraged employers to establish more comprehensive tobacco-free workplace policies.

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