The Maryland State Council on Cancer Control (Council) is a 25 member body appointed by the Governor with members selected from State agencies and administrations involved in cancer screening, prevention and treatment services, as well as members representing the general public, the business community, and the health and scientific disciplines concerned with cancer control. The Maryland Department of Health provides the Council with the necessary staff and resources. In addition to leaders from the major academic medical institutions in Maryland cancer community and national organizations, the Council has 15 members representing the general public; the business community, and health and scientific disciplines concerned with cancer control. At least one member of the Council is a known cancer survivor; one is a member of the Maryland State Senate and another is a member of the Maryland House of Delegates. The Council was established by an Executive Order on June 26, 1991. The mission of The Council was reaffirmed with updated Executive Orders in 1997, 2002, and 2016.