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Carolyn Aldigé

Carolyn Aldigé
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Carolyn R. (“Bo”) Aldigé is President and Founder of the Prevent Cancer Foundation®, which she started more than 30 years ago in memory of her father, who died of cancer in 1984. She has served on boards of directors/advisors of eight National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers, including the External Advisory Board of the top-ranked MD Anderson Cancer Center. She is a member of the boards of directors of the National Coalition for Cancer Research (having served for eight years as its president), Friends of Cancer Research, the Intercultural Cancer Council, and the International Society for Cancer Prevention (ISCaP); the council of scientific advisors of the American Association for Cancer Research; and the patient advocate advisory board of Stand Up to Cancer. She is vice-chairman of the Global Lung Cancer Coalition (GLCC), a member of the executive committee of the International Digestive Cancer Alliance (IDCA), and a member of the advisory board of the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program. She was named a Washingtonian of the Year in 1996 and has received numerous awards from both cancer-related and non-cancer-related organizations, including the National Cancer Institute. She is the only individual to have received Public Service Awards from the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), and the American Society of Preventive Oncology (ASPO), as well as awards from academic cancer center and patient advocacy organizations.

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