Local doctor leads national fight against cancer

{}{} A local hero in the fight against cancer will serve in a national arena to continue his work to eradicate cancer.{}{} Dr. Edward E. Partridge, M.D. is the director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center.

He has{}served as the past chairman of the Mid-South Division regional affiliate of the Society, Partridge is nationally recognized for his work to eliminate cancer health disparities, and he is the principal investigator of the NCI-funded Deep South Network for Cancer Control and the Morehouse School of Medicine/Tuskegee University/University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center Partnership.

{}{} He's one of the nation's leading gynecologic oncologists, Partridge serves as chair of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network's screening guidelines panel for cervical cancer. His efforts have also helped gain Alabama participation in the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program. Partridge is a longtime volunteer for the Society, having served in numerous capacities for more than 30 years.

Partridge succeeds Alan G. Thorson, M.D., F.A.C.S., who remains an officer as immediate past president. Dr. Thorson is a clinical professor of surgery at both Creighton University and the University of Nebraska.

{}{}{} Dr. Partridge has dedicated his life's work to eliminate cancer.{} Congratulations Dr. Partridge, and thank you for fighting for those of us, who have been touched by cancer.