Our Mission | Our Focus | Our History | Our Members | Our Staff
To provide Texas physicians, physicians-in-training, and those in training to become physicians (e.g., medical and undergraduate students) with the knowledge and skills necessary to reduce cancer morbidity and mortality through collaboration among the public, private, and volunteer sectors of the state.
The POEP strives to educate primary care physicians about the state-of-the-art and science in cancer prevention, screening, early detection, and control, including the physician role in educating patients about behavior modification to facilitate the primary prevention and early detection of cancer.
TMA formed the POEP in 1987 to carry out the recommendations of the Texas Cancer Plan regarding physician education. The POEP is funded in large part by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas and is directed by a steering committee of experts interested in and knowledgeable about all facets of cancer prevention and control. The POEP has provided more than 100,000 Texas physicians and other professionals with cancer prevention and screening training since its creation.
Institutional appointments to the POEP include:
Lewis E. Foxhall, MD -- CHAIR
Texas Academy of Family Physicians
Catherine A. Ronaghan, MD, FACS -- VICE CHAIR
American College of Surgeons - North Texas Chapter
Vincent Fonseca, MD, MPH
Texas Public Health Coalition
TMA Council on Scientific and Public Health
Michael Frumovits, MD
Texas Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Philip Huang, MD, MPH
Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services
Texas Comprehensive Cancer Coalition
Thelma C. Hurd, MD
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
A. Marilyn Leitch, MD
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas
Ray O. Lundy, MD
American Cancer Society
Lonzetta L. Newman, MD, FACP
Texas Academy of Internal Medicine
Ray D. Page, D.O., PhD
Texas Osteopathic Medical Association
The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth
Barbara Pence, PhD
Texas Tech University Health Science Center
Todd Pickard, PA
Texas Academy of Physician Assistants
Michael Redwine, MD
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Christopher Ruud, PhD
Texas A&M University System College of Medicine
Paul Thomas, MD
Texas Pediatric Society
American Cancer Society - High Plains Division
Armin D. Weinberg, PhD
Life Beyond Cancer
Contact POEP staff if you have any questions about the program, including possible future collaborative efforts.
Stephanie Staggs, MHA
Senior Program Coordinator (Programs and Speakers' Bureau)
Program Manager (Special Projects)
Contact the POEP staff at the above e-mail addresses or at (800) 880-1300, ext. 1469, (512) 370-1469, or POEP . POEP also can be reached at 401 West 15th St., Austin, TX 78701; Fax: (512) 370-1693.