Eric Rosenthal Reports

Thoughts and observations about issues, trends, and controversies in the cancer community.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Changes at Komen… Please Stay Tuned

I had been scheduled to speak with Nancy Brinker tomorrow to discuss her new role as Chair of Komen’s Global Strategy and participation next week in Tanzania with President Barack Obama and former-President George W. Bush (who had appointed her as both Ambassador to Hungary and Chief of Protocol during his administration) in the African First Ladies Summit, “Investing in Women: Strengthening Africa.” But earlier today I was told that “events were changing on the ground there” and that the interview would have to be rescheduled for mid-July when she returned to the states.


I was also looking forward to discussing the selection of Judith Salerno, MD, MS, Chief Executive and COO of the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine, as Komen’s new President and CEO, as well as the organization’s recent name change from Susan G. Komen for the Cure to simply Susan G. Komen. The organization had also been previously known as the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.


I hope to speak with both Brinker and Salerno for an update on these developments sometime soon.