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CancerCare® Announces Appointment of Marcia A. Kean to Board of Trustees

NEW YORK, NY (April 27, 2015) – CancerCare, the leading national nonprofit organization providing free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer, is pleased to welcome Marcia A. Kean, Chairman of Strategic Initiatives of Feinstein Kean Healthcare, to its Board of Trustees.

Kean brings more than 35 years of biomedical and information technology industry experience to her appointment with CancerCare, encompassing business operating experience in the private and public sectors. She led the communications activities on behalf of the National Cancer Institute’s first-generation data exchange and bioinformatics program for seven years, and has served as an advisor to the Personalized Medicine Coalition since its inception.

“It has been a pleasure and an honor for me to work with Marcia over the last several years. Her skills, insights and passion will be a wonderful addition to the CancerCare Board of Trustees,” said Patricia J. Goldsmith, CEO of CancerCare.

Kean built Feinstein Kean Healthcare’s unique national role in the life sciences and healthcare sectors since the firm’s inception almost three decades ago, overseeing its evolution into a leading strategy and communications firm dedicated to advancing innovation. She served as the Chief Executive Officer of the firm from 2002 to 2011, and became Chairman in 2011.

“We are thrilled to welcome Marcia to our Board of Trustees, and will benefit greatly from the expertise and vision she has gained from leading a range of innovative projects,” said Michael Parisi, President of the CancerCare Board of Trustees. “We look forward to collaborating with her to elevate CancerCare’s role as a leading national nonprofit organization serving people affected by cancer.”

Kean is joined by 28 fellow Board Members who provide fiscal and strategic oversight of the national nonprofit. Their leadership plays a pivotal role in allowing the organization to directly serve more than 170,000 people affected by cancer across the nation each year.

About Feinstein Kean Healthcare

Feinstein Kean Healthcare (FKH) is a leading strategy and communications partner for emerging and established organizations whose innovations are helping to transform life sciences and health care. The firm works with clients at the intersection where disruptive technologies and ideas influence medicine, clinical research and practice, business models, public policy, and public opinion and behaviors.

About CancerCare®

Founded in 1944, CancerCare is the leading national organization providing free, professional support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical and financial challenges of cancer. Our comprehensive services include counseling and support groups over the phone, online and in-person, educational workshops, publications and financial and co-payment assistance. All CancerCare services are provided by oncology social workers and world-leading cancer experts. Headquartered in New York, NY, CancerCare maintains three additional locations in Norwalk, CT, Ridgewood, NJ and Syosset, NY.

To learn more, visit or call 800-813-HOPE (4673).

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