Bob Smith

Senior Vice President, Cancer Screening

American Cancer Society

Dr. Robert A. Smith is a cancer epidemiologist and Senior Vice President, Cancer Screening at the National Office of the American Cancer Society (ACS) in Atlanta, Georgia, where he also is Director of the Center for Cancer Screening. At the ACS he leads the development of cancer screening guidelines, and special research and policy projects focused on cancer prevention and control, including being Vice-Chair of the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, and Principle Investigator of the National Lung Cancer Roundtable. He also is Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University School of Medicine, and an Honorary Professor, Centre for Cancer Prevention, Wolfson Institute of Preventative Medicine at Queen Mary University of London. His primary research interests are cancer epidemiology, evaluation of cancer prevention and early detection programs, and quality assurance in the delivery of health services. He received his PhD from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1983. Prior to joining the staff at the ACS, he held positions with the Boston University School of Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control. He is the author of over 35 peer-reviewed scientific articles, reports, and book chapters, and a frequent lecturer on cancer screening issues. He serves on many international and national government and professional advisory committees and working groups, and has served on the working groups for three International Agency for Research Handbooks on Cancer (IARC) Cancer Screening Handbooks (breast cancer, colorectal cancer, and cervical cancer), and most recently two President’s Panels on Cancer (cervix and lung). Among his honors, Dr. Smith is an Honorary Fellow of the Society of Breast Imaging; in 24 he received the Cancer Prevention Laurel for Outstanding National Leadership from the Prevent Cancer Foundation; and in 211 he received the Medal of Honor from the International Agency for Research on Cancer.

Disclosures: Bob has no MCED-related relationships to disclose.