Advisory Council

The Delaware Cancer Consortium (DCC) continues to be a voice and force for change in our state.

The Council’s role

The advisory council, consisting of 15 members appointed by the governor, was established in 2001 to advise the governor and legislature on the causes of cancer incidence and mortality and on potential methods to reduce both. Building on past successes, our permanent council is staying focused on the goal of reducing cancer incidence and mortality in Delaware. Holistically, our role is to guide and support the work the DCC does, serving as a leader and resource. We have recently streamlined our committees’ structure to more efficiently tackle all of the cancer-burden issues that challenge us.

Our efforts to change the cancer statistics in Delaware have made history. Our cancer incidence and mortality rates continue to drop annually. In the 1990s, we were ranked second in cancer mortality. Now, we’ve dropped to 16th. In the coming years, we look forward to seeing even more progress. Preventing cancer and diagnosing it at earlier stages can make a difference. Lifestyle changes, screening, and education about both are current and future items on our to-do list. A healthier Delaware is possible when we all work together.


Members

Chairperson:

Kathleen B. Connolly

  • Stephen Grubbs, MD
  • The Honorable Bethany Hall-Long, RNC, PhD, Lt. Governor
  • The Honorable David Bentz
  • The Honorable Ruth Briggs King
  • Karyl Rattay, MD
  • Meg Maley, RN, BSN
  • The Honorable David McBride
  • Nicholas Petrelli, MD
  • Rishi Sawhney, MD
  • James Spellman, MD, FACS, FSSO
  • The Honorable Gregory Lavelle
  • Javier Horstmann

Upcoming Meetings

Dates and Times:
Monday, July 9, 2018, 8:30 a.m.–10 a.m.
Location:
The Outlook at the Duncan Center
500 West Loockerman Street
Dover, DE 19901
5th Floor Meeting Rooms
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