Dr. Susan Blaney, deputy director of Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers, was recently elected to serve as chair of the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Advisory Committee on Childhood Cancers (ACCC). Blaney, who has been a member of the committee for three years, will serve a two-year term.
“I am honored to be elected to this important position,” said Blaney, who is also professor and executive vice chair in the department of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. “It is a great privilege to represent our center by being one of the voices to advise CPRIT with regards to the needs of childhood cancer patients throughout the state of Texas.”
The ACCC advises CPRIT’s Oversight Committee on issues surrounding childhood cancer. In collaboration with pediatric oncologists throughout Texas, the committee provides information and opportunities for innovative research as it relates to the treatment, care, prevention and control of childhood cancer.