Otis Brawley

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Otis Webb Brawley
Residence United States of America
Nationality American
Fields Epidemiology
Institutions American Cancer Society
Alma mater University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine
Known for Work on cancer
Editor of CA – A Cancer Journal for Clinicians
Notable awards Key to St. Bernard Parish, Georgia Cancer Coalition Scholar

Otis Webb Brawley is a physician who is the Chief Medical and Scientific Officer and Executive Vice President of the American Cancer Society.[1]

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Brawley is a graduate of University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine at University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case-Western Reserve University, and a fellowship in medical oncology at the National Cancer Institute. As the chief medical and scientific officer and executive vice president of the American Cancer Society, Brawley is responsible for promoting the goals of cancer prevention, early detection, and quality treatment through cancer research and education. He is Professor of haematology, medical oncology, medicine and epidemiology at Emory University. He is also a medical consultant to the Cable News Network (CNN).[2] From 2001 to 2007, he was Medical Director of the Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, and Deputy Director for cancer control at the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University. He has also previously served as a member of the Society's Prostate Cancer Committee, co-chaired the U.S. Surgeon General's Task Force on Cancer Health Disparities, and filled a variety of positions at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), most recently serving as Assistant Director. Brawley serves on the Board of Regents of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He has served as a member of the Food and Drug Administration Oncologic Drug Advisory Committee, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection and Control Advisory Committee and chaired the NIH Consensus Panel on the Treatment of Sickle Cell Disease. Among numerous other awards, he was a Georgia Cancer Coalition Scholar and received the Key to St. Bernard Parish for his work in the U.S. Public Health Service in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. In 2011, Brawley joined the International Prevention Research Institute as Senior Research Fellow.[3]

Brawley has published more than 100 scientific articles[4] and he has written a book, How We Do Harm: A Doctor Breaks Ranks About Being Sick in America.[5]

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