DiLalla Named To ACS Board Of Directors

July 6, 2018
By: Karen E Butler, Director of Communications

The American Cancer Society recently announced the appointment of Gayle DiLalla, MD, Duke Women's Cancer Care Raleigh, to the newly established American Cancer Society Area Board of Directors supporting central and east North Carolina chapters.  

“We are honored to welcome Dr. Gayle DiLalla to the newly created Area Board of Directors,” said Dan Thorpe, executive director. “This talented and diverse group of volunteers are committed to helping the American Cancer Society attack cancer from every angle.” 

DiLalla is assistant professor of Surgery at Duke University in the Division of Surgical Oncology where she specializes in breast surgery. With more than 26 years experience, she combines her clinical practice at Duke Women’s Cancer Care of Raleigh with teaching Duke Medical Students, residents and fellows and clinical research focusing on breast cancer and surgical quality.

DiLalla is an active committee member with the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) and the Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) and has previously served on the editorial advisory board for the American Society of Breast Disease (ASBD) and the Board of Directors for the Pretty in Pink Foundation. She is faculty lead of the Duke Women in Surgery Group.

As a member of the Duke Cancer Institute (DCI), which for the last four years sponsored the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk,” DiLalla served as honorary captain for Team Duke Women's Cancer Care Raleigh, also known as Team Rack Pack.

Area boards provide strategic volunteer leadership to the American Cancer Society, accelerating the mission of the American Cancer Society and increasing its relevance and revenue which supports ongoing science. The 10-member board is composed of dedicated leadership volunteers empowered to develop and execute strategic plans. The central and eastern regions of North Carolina encompass counties served by American Cancer Society offices in Raleigh, Greensboro, Greenville and Wilmington.

The American Cancer Society currently funds more than $2.35 million in active scholarships and breast cancer research grants at Duke. 

The American Cancer Society will host its signature event, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, on Saturday, Oct. 13, at North Hills, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Presenting sponsor, Duke Cancer Institute, hosts two teams, Team Duke Cancer Center Durham and Team Duke Women's Cancer Care Raleigh. Patients, their loved ones and DCI faculty and staff are invited to join a team. Team Duke Cancer Center Durham is led by Rachel Blitzbau, MD, and Jennifer Pichta, MD. To join a DCI team, please visit Duke Cancer Center Durham or Duke Women's Cancer Care Raleigh.