James C. Greenwood Elected to Fox Chase Cancer Center Board of Directors

Jun 13, 2005, 01:00 ET from Fox Chase Cancer Center

    PHILADELPHIA, June 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Former Pennsylvania Congressman
 James C. Greenwood recently was elected to Fox Chase Cancer Center's board of
 directors.  Greenwood will serve on the board's extramural activities
     Greenwood is president of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) in
 Washington, D.C.  BIO represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies,
 academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations
 across the United States and 31 other nations.  BIO members are involved in
 the research and development of health-care, agricultural, industrial and
 environmental biotechnology products.
     "Jim brings a tremendous wealth of experience in the area of
 biotechnology," said William J. Avery, chairman of Fox Chase's board of
 directors.  "Fox Chase Cancer Center plays a critical role in the continuum of
 biosciences and technology transfer in the region.  Jim's knowledge in this
 industry will help guide Fox Chase to maintain its robust contributions."
     Greenwood represented Pennsylvania's Eighth District in the U.S. House of
 Representatives from 1993 through 2004.  As a leader on health-care issues, he
 was the author of numerous health-related bills signed into law, including
 legislation to promote pediatric labeling for pharmaceuticals, reform review
 and approval of medical devices, and expand research and establish innovative
 programs to address traumatic brain injury.  His legislation to reform medical
 liability insurance passed the House several times but stalled in the Senate.
     From 2001 to 2004, Greenwood served as chairman of the Energy and Commerce
 Committee Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation with oversight authority
 over all issues in the full Committee's vast jurisdiction.  He held hearings
 on topics ranging from bioterrorism to corporate governance and the safety of
 nuclear power plants.
     Prior to his election to Congress, Greenwood served six years in the
 Pennsylvania General Assembly (1980-1986) and six years in the Pennsylvania
 Senate (1986-1993).  He specialized in health, environment and children's
     Greenwood graduated from Dickinson College in 1973 with a B.A. in Social
 Work.  From 1977 until 1980, he worked as a social worker with abused and
 neglected children at the Bucks County Children and Youth Social Service
     Greenwood resides in Erwinna, Pa., with his wife and three children.
     Fox Chase Cancer Center was founded in 1904 in Philadelphia as the
 nation's first cancer hospital.  In 1974, Fox Chase became one of the first
 institutions designated as a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer
 Center.  Fox Chase conducts basic, clinical, population and translational
 research; programs of prevention, detection and treatment of cancer; and
 community outreach.  For more information about Fox Chase activities, visit
 the Center's web site at http://www.fccc.edu or call 1-888-FOX CHASE.
     Contact:  Karen Carter Mallet

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