Moffitt Cancer Center Employees Join American Cancer Society Board

April 22, 2008

Contributing to the Community

Tampa, FL– Moffitt Cancer Center works with American Cancer Society to strengthen cancer prevention, save lives and diminish suffering from cancer within the community.

The ACS greater Tampa board welcomes Moffitt representatives Lynne Hildreth, Lee Green, Ph.D. and Thomas Sellers, Ph.D. These nominated members join existing Moffitt faculty and staff members, Dr. Melvyn Tockman and Mary Turney, on the ACS operating board.

Tockman is currently the chairman-elect and will assume duties in May as chairman of the board of the greater Tampa unit. He also serves as a board member on the Florida division of the ACS.

The ACS board meets every other month to ensure that its programs are well-received in the community. Members help with the strategic direction in the four focus areas of research, education, advocacy and service.

“My role is to serve and bring about partnership and collaborative opportunities with Moffitt and ACS,” said Green. “Because of my work with cancer health disparities, I will be looked upon to help develop a robust health disparities agenda.”

Hildreth welcomes the opportunity to meet others in the community who have similar goals to eliminate cancer mortality.

“Moffitt is doing so much and it is important to make sure efforts are complementary in working with organizations like ACS,” said Hildreth, member of the ACS cancer control committee. “I want to make dealing with a cancer diagnosis a little less difficult for patients.” 

About H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Located in Tampa, Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center ( 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, as well as for ear, nose and throat. Moffitt’s sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.