Noumoff Named Chair of Subcommittee to Review and Revise Pennsylvania’s Cancer Control Plan
Joel S. Noumoff, M.D., chief of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, was recently honored by being named chair of the subcommittee established to review and revise Pennsylvania’s Comprehensive Cancer Control plan.
All states, as part of the National Comprehensive Cancer Control Initiative, may develop and submit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) a Comprehensive Cancer Control plan for approval and funding. The plan includes a description of research, patient education and cancer prevention and treatment strategies, all designed to improve the health of the state’s residents. The plan assesses the burden of cancer in the state, determines appropriate priorities and develops and implements the cancer plan.
Pennsylvania’s plan was developed and approved in 2003 and was devised by a group consisting of over 190 coalition members, eight work groups and eight committees. The plan expires at the end of next year. Noumoff and his committee have been charged with reviewing the compliance of the goals and objectives of Pennsylvania’ plan, updating these goals and providing appropriate revisions to the CDC.
“I consider the task with which this committee is charged a true challenge and yet a wonderful opportunity to focus on the most important issues of cancer prevention, detection and treatment for all the inhabitants of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We must be fiscally responsible in these most economically challenging times and identify those issues most important for our constituents,” Noumoff says.
Noumoff also serves as chairman of the Pennsylvania Cancer Control and Research Advisory Board, which ultimately will approve the new plan and submit it for final approval to Governor Tom Corbett.
Noumoff is a graduate of the New York University School of Medicine, New York, N.Y. He completed a residency at Bellevue Hospital Center, New York, N.Y., followed by a fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Center, also in New York. He has been practicing medicine for over three decades.
He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Society of Gynecologic Oncologists and the Society of Memorial Gynecologic Oncologists and Society of Pelvic Surgeons. He been named a “top doctor” by Philadelphia magazine and Main Line Today magazine.