Moffitt’s William Dalton Inducted to CEO Roundtable on Cancer

March 30, 2009

Tampa, FLSome of the nation’s top CEOs are leading the way in the fight against cancer. Moffitt Cancer Center's President and CEO, Dr. William S. Dalton , is one of them. He’s now a member of the CEO Roundtable on Cancer, a group of corporate executives from major U.S. companies dedicated to reducing the risk for cancer, detecting it early and treating it effectively.                                                                        

“It’s personally rewarding for me to join this elite group of CEOs who are so deeply committed to saving lives, said Dalton. “Preventing and curing cancer is what we do at Moffitt, but it makes me proud to see all these other organizations from diverse industries fighting the disease through health and wellness programs for their employees.”

The CEO Roundtable on Cancer started when former President George H.W. Bush asked the heads of companies to start working within their corporate families to educate their employees about cancer. Last year, the Roundtable awarded Moffitt Gold Standard accreditation as an organization that is improving the health of its employees and managing health care costs.

The list of members covers a wide range of executives from a variety of industries, including Tom O’Brien of AAA to Mike Krzyzewski, head coach of men’s basketball at Duke, as well as leaders of pharmaceutical companies and other health care-related businesses.

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. Moffitt’s sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.

About the CEO Roundtable on Cancer

The mission of the CEO Roundtable on Cancer is to make continual progress toward the elimination of cancer as a personal disease and public health problem. Members of the CEO Roundtable collaboratively work to develop and implement initiatives that reduce the risk of cancer, enable early diagnosis, facilitate better access to best-available treatments, and hasten the discovery of novel and more effective diagnostic tools and anti-cancer therapies.