President Clinton Names Frances M. Visco to Serve as a Member of the President's Cancer Panel (10/16/2000)
                              THE WHITE HOUSE

                       Office of the Press Secretary
                         (Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt)

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For Immediate Release                                          October 16,
2000


   PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES FRANCES M. VISCO TO SERVE AS A MEMBER OF THE
                         PRESIDENT?S CANCER PANEL

     The President today announced his intent to reappoint Frances M. Visco
to the President?s Cancer Panel.

     Ms. Frances M. Visco, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has served as a
member of the President?s Cancer Panel since 1993.  Ms. Visco is the
President and a member of the Board of Directors for the National Breast
Cancer Coalition and the National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund, a
Washington, D.C.-based grassroots advocacy coalition of more than 500
organizations.  She is a former partner at the Philadelphia law firm of
Cohen, Shapiro, Polisher, Sheikman and Cohen, where she was active in
commercial litigation.  Ms. Visco is a thirteen-year breast cancer
survivor.

     Ms. Visco received a B.A. degree from St. Joseph?s University and a
J.D. degree from Villanova University.

     The President?s Cancer Panel monitors the development and execution of
the activities of the National Cancer Program, and reports directly to the
President. The Panel consists of three members appointed by the President
for terms of three years.

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