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    History

    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.

    Council Mission

    Educate and advise government officials, public and private organizations, and the general public to reduce and control cancer incidence, mortality, and morbidity among Marylanders.

    Current Council Chair  

    The Maryland State Council on Cancer Control is chaired by Dr. Kevin Cullen, Director of the University of Maryland, Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Cullen, who specializes in head and neck cancer, is also a Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and is head of its program in Oncology. He joined the University of Maryland in January 2004. 

    A graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Medical School, Dr. Cullen completed his internship and residency at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston and received additional training at the NCI. He served as the Interim Director of the Lombardi Cancer Center at Georgetown University from October 2000 to September 2002 and was Professor of Medicine, Oncology and Otolaryngology at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Cullen’s research interests include cellular factors that promote the growth of cancer and molecular mechanisms that make some cancers resistant to treatment with chemotherapy. He is the author of numerous journal publications and has served on review panels for the National Cancer Institute, the Veterans Administration Research Program, and other organizations. His honors include a special achievement award from the NCI. Outside of the University of Maryland, Dr. Cullen serves on the external advisory boards of several NCI designated cancer centers. He has chaired two working groups for the NCI and is a member of the national board of directors of the American Cancer Society and will be the chair of the board in 2018. In 2011 Dr. Cullen was appointed by President Barack Obama to the National Cancer Advisory Board. In 2018, Dr. Cullen was appointed by Governor Larry Hogan as the Chair of the Maryland State Council on Cancer Control.

    Council 2022 Legislative Session Video Conference Meetings

    Council 2022 Legislative Session Video Conference Meetings

    Mondays from 1/31/2022 through 4/11/2022 5 PM

     

     

    ZOOM MEETING

    https://umms.zoom.us/j/95471216102?pwd=TWVMRVF2K25pNUNBeUw4bkl0NkhRdz09

     

    Meeting number (access code): 954 7121 6102

    Meeting password: 417274

     

    JOIN BY PHONE: 1-301-715-8592; 95471216102#

     

    Note: this meeting will be canceled if there are no position actions requiring a Council vote.​


    2022 Meeting Dates

    FDA Proposed Rules Prohibiting Menthol Cigarettes and Flavored Cigars

    • ​ July 25, 2022, 5:00 – 5:30 p.m.

    ZOOM MEETING

    https://zoom.us/j/96408282964?pwd=NDNkQ1VPU21wdGh3U29iZ0ZsR2h2QT09

    Meeting ID: 964 0828 2964

    Passcode: 595558

    JOIN BY PHONE: (301)715-8592; 96408282964#​


    • ​May 20, 2022, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

             Via Zoom:  https://zoom.us/j/91344817023?pwd=aU5QeTJhL1J0OGVvVHBncStabE1Pdz09

              Meeting ID: 913 4481 7023; Passcode: 615990

              Agenda​

    Meeting Minutes (to be updated)

    • January 22, 2021, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
      Via Video Conference (see agenda for link)
      Meeting Minutes (to be updated)

    2021 Meeting Dates

    • January 21, 2021, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
      Via Video Conference (see agenda for link)
      Agenda
      Meeting Minutes​ (to be updated)

    • ​May 21, 2021, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
      Agenda 
      Meeting Minutes

    • ​September 17​, 2021, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
      Agenda
      Meeting Minutes (to be updated)

    2020 Meeting Dates

    2019 Meeting Dates

    2018 Meeting Dates
    • January 26, 2018, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
      Anne Arundel Medical Center Belcher Pavillion - 7th Floor
      2000 Medical Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401
    • Agenda
      Meeting Minutes 
    • May 18, 2018, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
      Anne Arundel Medical Center Belcher Pavillion - 7th Floor
      2000 Medical Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401
    • Agenda
      Meeting Minutes

    • ​September 21, 2018, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
      Anne Arundel Medical Center Belcher Pavillion - 7th Floor
      2000 Medical Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401
      Agenda
      Meeting Minutes

    2017 Meeting Dates
    • January 20, 2017, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
      Anne Arundel Medical Center Belcher Pavillion - 7th Floor
      2000 Medical Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401
    • Agenda
      Meeting Minutes 
    • May 5, 2017, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
      Anne Arundel Medical Center Belcher Pavillion - 7th Floor
      2000 Medical Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401
    • Age​nda
      Meeting Minutes

    • ​September 22, 2017, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
      Anne Arundel Medical Center Belcher Pavillion - 7th Floor
      2000 Medical Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401
      Agenda
      Meeting Minutes 

    2016 Meeting Dates

    • February 23, 2016, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. 
    Conference Call

    • May 13, 2016, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
      Anne Arundel Medical Center Belcher Pavilion – 7th Floor, Classroom “5”
      2000 Medical Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401
      Agenda
      Meeting Minutes

    • September 23, 2016, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
      Anne Arundel Medical Center Belcher Pavilion – 7th Floor, Classroom “5”
      2000 Medical Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401
      Agenda
      Meeting Minutes

    2015 Meeting Dates
    • January 23, 2015, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
      Anne Arundel Medical Center Belcher Pavillion - 7th Floor
      2000 Medical Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401
    • Agenda
      Meeting Minutes 
    • May 15, 2015, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
      Anne Arundel Medical Center Belcher Pavillion - 7th Floor
      2000 Medical Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401
    • Agenda
      Meeting Minutes
    • September 25, 2015, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
      Anne Arundel Medical Center Belcher Pavillion - 7th Floor
      2000 Medical Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401
      Agenda
      Meeting Minutes

    About Us

    Scope of the Council's Work

    Council Executive Orders

    Cancer Council Members

    The State Council on Cancer Control 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. The Council advises the Governor, other government officials, public and private organizations, and the general public on comprehensive State policies and programs necessary to reduce and control the incidence and mortality of cancer in Maryland. The Council also oversees the operation of the Maryland Cancer Registry (MCR) through the Cancer Registry Advisory Committee.