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January 20, 2015

Sandra Vassos, MPA, Joins ACCC as Chief Development Officer

ROCKVILLE, Md.—The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) is pleased to announce that Sandra Vassos, MPA, has joined the association as Chief Development Officer. ACCC is the leading education and advocacy organization for the multidisciplinary cancer team.

An accomplished nonprofit professional, Ms. Vassos brings more than 20 years of executive and development leadership experience with healthcare associations and foundations to ACCC. As Chief Development Officer, she will lead efforts to strengthen and expand relationships with key stakeholders including cancer care providers, industry supporters, and partner organizations. She joined ACCC in January 2015.

"ACCC is rapidly growing as the go-to resource for oncology professionals, particularly in the community setting," said Christian Downs, JD, MHA, ACCC Executive Director. "Ms. Vassos brings a strategic vision that will help position the organization for the future. Her focus on revenue development will enable ACCC to continue to expand its educational offerings and resources to providers, as they work with patients to navigate the cancer treatment journey."

"I am honored to join ACCC in this position," said Ms. Vassos. "Championing the delivery of quality oncology care and ensuring patient access to that care is at the heart of ACCC’s mission, and I look forward to working with the membership to advance this goal."

Most recently, Ms. Vassos served as CEO of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and previously as Associate Executive Director of the American Urological Association, Executive Director of the American Urological Association Foundation, Executive Director of the Lung Cancer Research Foundation, and Chief Development Officer/Senior Vice President of the American Liver Foundation. Ms. Vassos is recognized as an industry leader and has received numerous awards and commendations for her work in national public healthcare campaigns, raising awareness of critical cancer issues. Ms. Vassos is a recipient of the prestigious STAR Award sponsored by the New York Woman's Agenda.

A native New Yorker, Ms. Vassos received a master’s degree in Public Administration from New York University.

About the Association of Community Cancer Centers
The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) is the leading advocacy and education organization for the multidisciplinary cancer care team. More than 23,000 cancer care professionals from over 2,000 hospitals and practices nationwide are affiliated with ACCC. It is estimated that 65 percent of the nation's cancer patients are treated by a member of ACCC. Providing a national forum for addressing issues that affect community cancer programs, ACCC is recognized as the premier provider of resources for the entire oncology care team. Our members include medical and radiation oncologists, surgeons, cancer program administrators and medical directors, senior hospital executives, practice managers, pharmacists, oncology nurses, radiation therapists, social workers, and cancer program data managers. For more information, visit ACCC's website at www.accc-cancer.org. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and read our blog, ACCCBuzz.

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