Ellen Stovall, Cancer survivor and advocate, Died at 69

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Ellen Stovall died on January 5, 2016.

She was a cancer survivor and cancer advocate

Stovall was the Senior Health Policy Advisor.

She was a part of The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS), for 30 yrs.

She has survived three bouts of cancer and help many families and indiviuals.

The organization is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization cancer advocacy organization based just outside Washington, DC in Silver Spring, MD.

It was founded on October 26, 1986.

The company is the oldest survivor-led cancer advocacy organization in the country and works to effect policy change at the national level.

She was vice-chair of the National Cancer Policy Board and co-chaired its Committee on Cancer Survivorship.

With that, she co-edited the Institute of Medicine’s report “From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor: Lost in Transition,” which addressed the issues adult cancer survivors face.

Ellen as served as vice-chair of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s National Advisory Committee to Promote Excellence in Care at the End of Life, and as the vice-chair of the Foundation’s National Advisory Committee for Pursuing Perfection: Raising the Bar for Health Care Performance.

Ellen Stovall has served on the Boards of Directors of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and The Leapfrog Group, and she served on a committee of the National Quality Forum (NQF) to establish consensus around cancer care quality measures.

She co-chaired with Dr. George Isham, in 2010, an NQF Committee convened for the purpose of creating a Measure Development and Endorsement Agenda for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as well as serving on an IOM Committee charged with recommending Standards for Developing Trustworthy Clinical Practice Guidelines.

Ellen Stovall has served on several advisory panels, working groups and committees of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO.

She also served a six-year term on the National Cancer Institute’s National Cancer Advisory Board (NCAB), an appointment she received in 1992 from President Bill Clinton.

She left behind her husband, John, her son Jonathan and daughter-in-law Briana Black of Bethesda, her brother, Stephen Lewis, of New York City, sister-in-law, Alison Wylegala, nieces Julia and Ruth, and her aunt, Paula Roos of Honesdale, Pennsylvania.

Ellen Stovall passed away at 69 years old.