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For Immediate Release: March 14, 2012

George Kovach, Iowa Oncologist, Becomes President of the Association of Community Cancer Centers

ROCKVILLE, Md.—George Kovach, MD, became President of the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) at its 38th Annual National Meeting on March 14, 2012. He is the medical director of the Genesis Cancer Center, Davenport, Iowa, and one of the founding members of the Iowa Oncology Society (IOS).

I am honored to serve as President of the Association of Community Cancer Centers,” said Dr. Kovach. “As healthcare reform takes center stage this year, ACCC must continue to define quality cancer care, be a strong national advocate with a seat at the discussion table, and represent the needs and goals of the multidisciplinary cancer care team. The Affordable Care Act’s uncertain future offers us an opportunity to shape policy rather than react to it.”

Dr. Kovach has been active in ACCC for many years. He served as ACCC treasurer and as co-chair for ACCC’s Sub-committee on Reimbursement.

He has also been a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Committee, through his positions in the Iowa Oncology Society. In addition, as a board-certified hematologist, he is on the Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee, representing the subspecialty of hematology.

Dr. Kovach participates in NCI-sponsored clinical trials through the Southwest Oncology Group, the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP), and the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Trials Support Unit (CTSU).

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