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Mark Kennedy named executive director of Massachusetts Prostate Cancer Coalition

2/5/2014, 11:26 a.m.

The Massachusetts Prostate Cancer Coalition has appointed Mark Kennedy as its new executive director. Kennedy, a recognized leader in prostate cancer education and advocacy, has been instrumental in driving effective multidisciplinary prostate cancer programs and interventions at local, state and national levels.

The coalition educates, connects, and supports high-risk men, newly diagnosed individuals, survivors, and their families, as well as organizations and professionals in Massachusetts seeking to conquer and cure prostate cancer.

Kennedy previously served as manager of men’s health programs for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Community Benefits Office. Kennedy’s work led to the creation and delivery of an award-winning, evidence-based prostate cancer education protocol. Currently, Kennedy serves as co-chair of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Comprehensive Cancer Program’s Prostate Cancer Workgroup.

“Prostate cancer is one of the most controversial areas of management in modern medicine,” said Kennedy.

Kennedy is a native Bostonian, a graduate of Tufts University, and holds a master’s degree in business administration from Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business Administration Executive MBA Program.