Scottsdale, AZ – September 30, 2014: – World Child Cancer USA (WCC-USA) is pleased to announce that Scott Howard, MD, Remedy Infomatic’s Chief Medical Officer, has been appointed Chairman of its Board of Directors.
Howard served on the faculty of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for 13 years—most recently as a professor – where he treated patients with leukemia and lymphoma and conducted research on supportive care and worked with the International Outreach Program as Director of Clinical Trials. He is the Chair of the SIOP PODC (Pediatric Oncology in Developing Countries) Working Group for Twinning Programs and has worked extensively in Latin America, Africa, and Asia to improve pediatric cancer care.
Howard succeeds the previous WCC-USA Chairman, Louis Efron, the founder of the organization. Efron, an award-winning Fortune 300 human resources executive and author, founded WCC-USA in 2012 and served as the inaugural Chairman.
“I feel honored to have been able to build WCC-US with such an incredible team,” said Louis Efron, founder of WCC-USA. “I’d like to welcome Scott Howard as the new Chairman. The next chapter of WCC-USA is going to be a stellar one under his leadership and strategic vision.”
For a full Board of Directors list, biographies, and additional information about WCC-USA, visit www.worldchildcancer.us.
WCC-USA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the diagnosis, treatment and care for children with cancer in low and middle-income countries. 100,000 children die needlessly every year from cancer. With basic treatment, at least 50%-60% can be saved. WCC-USA facilitates training partnerships between hospitals, medics and parent support groups in resource-rich and resource-poor countries to transfer knowledge, skills and expertise to improve survival rates and reduce suffering. For more information, please visit our website at www.worldchildcancer.us.