Walter Lawrence, Jr., MD, FACS

As part of our 100th Anniversary celebration, the Commission on Cancer (CoC) has developed this interview series with current and former CoC leaders.

Frederick L. Greene, MD, FACS, CoC Chair from 2004-2008, interviews Walter Lawrence, Jr., MD, FACS, CoC Chair from 1979-1983.

Benjamin Franklin Byrd, Jr., MD, FACS

Benjamin Franklin Byrd, Jr., MD, FACS, served as Chair of the Commission on Cancer from 1969 to 1975 and as a member of the Board of Governors of the American College of Surgeons from 1973 to 1976.

Burton J. Lee, MD, FACS

Burton James Lee was born in New Haven, CT, on February 4, 1874. He received a bachelor’s of philosophy from Yale University in 1894 and his medical degree from Columbia University in 1898, and interned at Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.

Charles Alfred Dukes, MD, FACS

Charles Alfred Dukes, MD, FACS, was born in Numa, IA, on April 23, 1872, and graduated from the Cooper Medical College (which would later become the Stanford University School of Medicine) in 1895

Danely P. Slaughter, MD, FACS

In defining the components of any new cancer program, Danely P. Slaughter, MD, FACS, emphasized that any program wishing to be a true cancer program needed more than a cancer registry alone to qualify.

Edwin P. Lehman, MD, FACS

Edwin P. Lehman, MD, FACS, served as the Chair of the Committee on Cancer from 1951 to 1954.