Robert Sachs, President & Chief Executive Officer of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), has been elected to the board of the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS).
Founded in 1986 by and for people with cancer and those that care for them, NCCS, based in Silver Spring, Md., is the only patient-led organization advocating on behalf of survivors of all cancers.
Sachs, 53, is a 16-year cancer survivor and serves as a Trustee of Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He also helped organize local activities in Massachusetts for the national event, "The March … Coming Together To Conquer Cancer," in 1998.
"Both medical and moral support are critical in fighting cancer, a disease that claims more than 500,000 American lives every year. NCCS focuses time, attention, and resources on both tracks as it works to support cancer patients and survivors," Sachs said.
"We’re delighted to have Robert join our Board and look forward to his participation in NCCS as we work to positively impact the lives of people with cancer and their families through advocacy and programs," said Ellen Stovall, NCCS President and CEO.
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
Founded in 1986 by and for people with cancer and those who care for them, the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship is the only patient-led organization advocating on behalf of survivors of all cancers. NCCS’ mission is to assure quality cancer care for all Americans. NCCS empowers every survivor by educating and uniting people and communities. NCCS leads and strengthens the survivorship movement and has acted as a catalyst to changing how cancer is perceived in this country. For NCCS, from the time of discovery and for the balance of life, an individual diagnosed with cancer is a survivor; moreover, that individual’s family, friends, and caregivers are also survivors. NCCS is headquartered at 1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 770, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. Ellen Stovall, NCCS’ President & CEO, is a 30-year cancer survivor.
National Cable & Telecommunications Association
NCTA is the principal trade association of the cable television industry in the United States. NCTA represents cable operators serving more than 90 percent of the nation's cable television households and more than 200 cable program networks, as well as equipment suppliers and providers of other services to the cable industry. Sachs was appointed NCTA President & CEO in August, 1999.