Moffitt Cancer Center Appoints Former U.S. Senator Bob Graham to its Board of Advisors

April 30, 2007

Tampa, FL – H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute announced today that Bob Graham, former U.S. senator and former governor of Florida, has joined Moffitt’s national Board of Advisors. Chaired by veteran ABC News correspondent Sam Donaldson, the advisors serve as Moffitt ambassadors and offer their expertise, advice and counsel on issues relating to the Cancer Center.

“We are absolutely thrilled that Senator Graham would lend his time and expertise to this important cause,” said Donaldson. “This is a man who has made an extraordinary commitment over the years to the state of Florida and the nation. His insight will be invaluable to this institution, which was created during his tenure as governor in the early 1980s.”

Senator Graham served 18 years in the U.S. Senate following two terms as governor of Florida. Earlier, he served 12 years in the Florida Legislature for a total of 38 years of public service. He is recognized for his leadership on issues ranging from health care and environmental preservation to his 10 years of service on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, including 18 months as chairman in 2001–2002.

About H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Located in Tampa, Florida on the University of South Florida campus, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute ( is the only Florida-based cancer center with the NCI designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center for its excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt currently has 15 affiliates in Florida, one in Georgia and two in Puerto Rico. Additionally, Moffitt is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a prestigious alliance of the country’s leading cancer centers, and is listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Hospitals for cancer. Moffitt’s sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.