Félicitations au nouveau President-elect de l'UICC, M. Tezer KUTLUK

Kutluk

BIOGRAPHY

Professor M. Tezer Kutluk, MD PhD graduated from Hacettepe University Medical School, Turkey in 1981. He has worked as a postdoctoral fellow and Fulbright scholar at MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA (1992-94). He is a member of ASCO and SIOP. He has served as a leading healthcare executive at Hacettepe University; the Director of Oncology Hospital (1999-2008), President of Institute of Oncology (2004-2008), Member of Senate (2000-2011) and CEO of Hacettepe University Hospitals (2008-2011). He has had long term experience of NGO management in the roles of UICC-Board Member (2008-2012), President of Turkish Association for Cancer Research and Control, (2004-2012), UICC Membership Committee Chair (2010-2012) and President of European Cancer Leagues ECL (2009-2011).

MOTIVATION FOR JOINING THE UICC BOARD OF DIRECTORS

As a practising academic paediatric oncologist, scientist and healthcare executive, I have observed very closely the difficultiesand challenges in improving healthcare. Then, I decided to become involved in NGO and healthcare management. I have been involved in healthcare management at Turkey’s leading hospital, Hacettepe University Hospitals. I have served Turkish Association for Cancer Research and Control (TACRC) since the mid 1980s. I have represented TACRC in ECL and UICC and have long-term experience in collaborating in national and international projects. Regarding the UICC involvement, I have served on the Membership Committee (member, then chair), Strategic Coordination committee, Strategic Advisory committee, Task force for Auspices (Chair), Task force for Awards, My Child Matters steering committee, Global Cancer Control community, World Cancer Declaration working group, World Cancer Day activities, expert panel for cancer organisations for Eastern Europe, and World Cancer Congress committees. Additionally I have chaired different UICC- collaborated national activities in Turkey including world cancer activities, cancer patient forums, Hope Lodge project, UICC capacity building project, translations of UICC resources, and others. My scientificcapacity, communication skills, networking ability and management experience allowed me to contribute to the organisation at national and international levels. During recent years, cancer has been on the global agenda more than before. With this background and motivation I could contribute to the implementation of the World Cancer Declaration targets, policy development, advocacy, member engagement, capacity building and other UICC activities.

Etats-Unis: M. Douglas E. ULMAN

Elections-UICC Douglas-Ulman

BIOGRAPHY

Doug Ulman is a three-time cancer survivor and nationally recognised cancer advocate. After overcoming chondrosarcoma and malignant melanoma twice during college Doug and his family founded the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. Doug led that organisation as Executive Director for four years before joining LIVESTRONG as director of survivorship in 2001. In his current role as President and CEO, Doug is responsible for the strategic vision and direction of LIVESTRONG. Doug currently holds numerous civic and charitable board positions across the country and completed a four-year term as the Chairman of the National Cancer Institute Director’s Consumer Liaison Group.

MOTIVATION FOR JOINING THE UICC BOARD OF DIRECTORS

My personal experience as a cancer survivor, coupled with my professional role as the CEO of an organisation focused on survivorship, access to care, stigma reduction, and global advocacy allows me to make significant contributions to the UICC Board ofDirectors.A specificexample of my organisation’s international involvement is the Summit we held in 2009 in Dublin, Ireland. This meeting brought together leaders from around the world to create a global task force aimed at addressing the international cancer burden. Since then. LIVESTRONG has been heavily invested in several international programmes in Mexico, Japan, and South Africa.I believe my involvement in several key UICC priority areas has helped me to contribute both to the organisation and its members. Specificall, my interest in global advocacy following the success of the UN Summit in New York in September 2011 has allowed me to be actively engaged with UICC. Additionally, my interest and involvement in the Global Task Force focussed on access to cancer care is important in moving the UICC agenda forward. Having served one two-year term thus far I have been able to engage in several UICC priority areas including our global advocacy work, as well as convening efforts such as the World Cancer Congress, World Cancer Leaders Summit and World Cancer Day. Currently, I am assisting in the evaluation of several models for moving forward the NCD Alliance. It would be an honour to serve for another term, and I look forward actively participating with UICC in the future.

Japon: Dr Kazuo TAJIMA

Elections-UICC Kazuo-Tajima


BIOGRAPHY

Dr Tajima received a medical degree from the Osaka University. He trained in general surgery, anaesthesiology and surgical pathology for 7 years. Then he studied cancer epidemiology and prevention at the Aichi Cancer Center Research Institute (ACCRI). He got a fellowship award from the IARC and took the Master of Public Health course at the Johns Hopkins University in the USA. After finishing this course, he was promoted to the Section Head (1987) and Chief (1990) of the Division of Epidemiology and Prevention at the ACCRI. Since 2006 he has served as the Director of the ACCRI until now.

MOTIVATION FOR JOINING THE UICC BOARD OF DIRECTORS

I established a new entity of the Ethnoepidemiology of Cancer in 1996 and havepromoted ethnicity-specificcancer prevention strategies based on cultural backgrounds of ethnic groups in Asia. I have also established a large scale Hospital-based Epidemiologic Research Programme at Aichi Cancer Center (HERPACC) and challenged molecular epidemiologic studies to clarify gene-environment interaction for main sites of cancer. I have published 723 articles including 455 original papers and edited six books on cancer statistics and cancer epidemiology as example. I am serving the Japanese Cancer Association (JCA) as a member of the Board of Directors and held the 70th Annual Conference in 2011. My co-workers and I founded the Asian PacificOrganisation for Cancer Prevention in 2000 and I served for the last 12 years as Secretary General of the Asian PacificFederation for Cancer Research and Control. I contributed to promoting their continuous activities. I will be able to develop global cancer prevention strategies, especially in Asia. For the UICC, I served as the Chairperson of Programme of Epidemiology and Prevention in 2002-06, the Strategic Leader of Cancer Prevention and Early Detection in Asia in 2006-08 and the Task Force Member and Nominating Committee Member in 2008-10. Since 2010 I have contributed to the UICC as a member of the Board of Directors, promoting activities of the UICC in Japan as a Secretary General of the Japan Committee for the UICC which is consist of 30 academic and anti-cancer organisations throughout the whole of Japan.

Brésil: Dr Luiz Antonio SANTINI

Elections-UICC Luiz-Santini

BIOGRAPHY

Dr Santini has been Director General of the Brazilian National Cancer Institute since 2005. His experience includes the direction of the College of Medicine of Fluminense Federal University where he integrated health services with the academic field. He is anadvising editor of Brazilian Journal of Medical Education, associate professor of College of Medicine surgery department and has headed the emergency service of the University Hospital. He contributed to the implementation of the Brazilian Public Health System. He is a member of UICC Board of Directors, the coordinator of National Cancer Institutes Network and Brazilian coordinator of NCI Latin America Cancer Research Network.

MOTIVATION FOR JOINING THE UICC BOARD OF DIRECTORS

My experience in fostering regional cooperation in cancer control such as participating in the creation of Latin American-Caribbean Alliance for Cancer Control and the coordination of the Network of the South American National Cancer Institutes is a great asset that will continue to support UICC work. I have collaborated in the implementation of the UnifiedHealth System in Brazil, which provides medical assistance to 185 million people. As the Brazilian National Cancer Institute General Director since 2005, a branch of the Ministry of Health, I participate in the definitionand implementation of the National Cancer Control Policy, and development of countrywide Cancer Control Networks. I would like to foster my involvement in the best strategies and practices considering cancer as a health public problem in Latin American and Lusophonic African Countries. In addition, I believe in developing partnerships and networks that provide synergy among international institutions such as WHO, PAHO, NCI, IARC, IAEA, EOS, and ACS. I would like to increase my commitment in UICC programmes such as Cervical Cancer Initiative, GAPRI, and Registries and the convening activities such as World Cancer Day and World Cancer Congress. As a current Member of the UICC Board of Directors I have made personal and institutional efforts to increase awareness of UICC capacities. I have met key partners, private and public, to mobilise social communities and properly communicate initiatives under UICC leadership in Brazil and Latin America. I have also participated in the Road Map actions evaluation and analysis of reports presented to the Board of Directors. And finall, I have provided introductions to international institutions involved in cancer control programmes and research, engaging with international agencies to produce synergies and avoiding duplications of effort.

Norvège: Mme Anne-Lise RYEL

Elections-UICC Anne-Lise-Ryel


BIOGRAPHY

Anne Lise Ryel was born in Tromsø, Norway, in 1958. She obtained a Law Degree at the University of Oslo in 1987. She worked as Junior Lawyer at Hjort DA from 1988 and then as Lawyer at a Hydro-power Grid Company, Statnett SF, from 1992 to 1994 until her appointment as the Norwegian Gender Equality Ombudsman. She served as State Secretary at the Ministry of Justice in the Stoltenberg First Government in 2001 and as Deputy Director General at the Norwegian Directorate of Health in 2002. Ms. Ryel has been Secretary General of the Norwegian Cancer Society since 2002.

MOTIVATION FOR JOINING THE UICC BOARD OF DIRECTORS

I have vast experience of Board Membership at various levels. Currently, I am Chairperson of the Executive Board of the Law Faculty at the University of Tromsø, Deputy Chair at the National Council for Tobacco Prevention, and Council Member at the National Council for Quality Improvement and Priority Setting in Healthcare. I am  a Member of UICC’s Strategic Advisory Panel. I have served as Member of the Committee tasked with monitoring the UN Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women and has also occupied leadership positions in the Norwegian Labour Party. I am an important advocate for the cancer cause and for the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases in Norway and globally. I am actively involved in the domains of cancer research and prevention, patient support, and health promotion. “International Cooperation” is a policy priority at the Norwegian Cancer Society under my leadership. In addition, I work for better living conditions for the poor and the vulnerable and am a tireless advocate for women’s and children’s rights. I have access to a broad network within the government, legal, academic, civil society and equal opportunity institutions in Norway and abroad. I have represented the Norwegian Cancer Society, UICC and Norway at many events. I have had the opportunity to contribute to numerous articles, speeches and media at national and international levels. I am a results-oriented person and I consider that my broad and rich background will be a valuable resource to UICC’s advocacy work.