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CancerCare® Welcomes J. Leonard Lichtenfeld, MD, MACP, Former Deputy Chief Medical Officer for the American Cancer Society, to Board of Trustees

CancerCare, the leading national nonprofit organization providing free support services to anyone affected by cancer, is pleased to welcome new board member J. Leonard (Len) Lichtenfeld, MD, MACP, who most recently served as Deputy Chief Medical Officer for the American Cancer Society at its global headquarters in Atlanta.

Dr. Lichtenfeld is a board-certified medical oncologist and internist who was a practicing physician for over 19 years, and his experience in cancer care, prevention, research and advocacy spans over four decades.
Dr. Lichtenfeld joined the American Cancer Society in 2001 as a medical editor, and in 2002 became responsible for managing the Cancer Control Science Department. In 2014, Dr. Lichtenfeld joined the Office of the Chief Medical Officer as Deputy Chief Medical Officer, where he provided extensive support to the organization. He served as interim Chief Medical Officer from November 2018 until October 2019.

“I am honored to join the CancerCare Board of Trustees,” said Dr. Lichtenfeld. “CancerCare’s commitment to supporting those with cancer is exemplary and especially critical in these times of increased need related to the pandemic. I look forward to making meaningful contributions to assist the ongoing and exceptional support activities CancerCare offers to those affected by cancer nationwide.”

“On behalf of CancerCare, we are truly honored to have Dr. Lichtenfeld as a member of our Board of Trustees,” said CancerCare CEO Patricia J. Goldsmith. “I consider Dr. Lichtenfeld a true friend. He is a prominent thought leader in the oncology space and I am thrilled he will be offering his wealth of knowledge and experience to CancerCare.”

Dr. Lichtenfeld is also well known for his blog, Dr. Len's Cancer Blog, which he launched in 2005.

About CancerCare®

Founded in 1944, CancerCare is the leading national organization providing free, professional support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical and financial challenges of cancer. Our comprehensive services include resource navigation, counseling and support groups over the phone, online and in-person, educational workshops, publications and financial and co-payment assistance. All CancerCare services are provided by master’s-prepared oncology social workers and world-leading cancer experts.

To learn more, visit our website or call 800-813-HOPE (4673).

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