March 12, 2021
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American Society of Preventive Oncology names president-elect

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Anita Kinney, PhD, has been chosen president-elect of American Society of Preventive Oncology, which advocates for cancer prevention and control research.

She will serve a 2-year term in this role and then will become society president.

Kinney is director of Center for Cancer Health Equity at Rutgers School of Public Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. She also is associate director for population science and community outreach for the cancer institute; director of ScreenNJ, a statewide cancer screening program; and professor of biostatistics and epidemiology at Rutgers School of Public Health.

Anita Kinney, PhD
Anita Kinney

Kinney has conducted research related to cancer prevention and control for more than 25 years. Her focus has included ethical, behavioral, social and care delivery genetics research.

“At Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Dr. Kinney’s expertise has further enhanced our community engagement and outreach, population and disparities research, and prevention and screening efforts, taking care of the communities we serve,” Steven K. Libutti, MD, FACS, director of Rutgers Cancer Institute and senior vice president for oncology services at RWJBarnabas Health. “Her knowledge and passion for helping reduce the cancer burden and health disparities make her a tremendous asset to the American Society of Preventive Oncology.”

Kinney said she is honored to assume this leadership role and serve the society’s members.

“I look forward to advancing the [American Society of Preventive Oncology] mission in this role, which is to foster the development of investigators and other professionals involved in cancer prevention and control, and the exchange and translation of scientific information to reduce the cancer burden,” Kinney said in the release.