Russell Budd, President of Baron and Budd, Appointed as Board Member of NCCN Foundation Board

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Russell Budd, President Of Baron & Budd PC, Joins NCCN Foundation Board, Budd’s Legal Acumen Considered Integral To Comprehensive Patient Cancer Education

Given the complexity of today’s cancer care and new research emerging in the field, this board has the tremendous opportunity to educate people with cancer, such as mesothelioma, about their treatment options.

The NCCN has selected Russell Budd, president and managing shareholder of Baron and Budd, to sit on the Foundation Board. The Foundation Board is the charitable affiliate of the National Comprehensive Cancer Care Network® (NCCN®), a nonprofit alliance of 21 of the world’s foremost cancer centers.

Founded in 2010, the NCCN Foundation is chaired by Sam Donaldson and has a mission of translating the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in oncology (NCCN Guidelines™) into patient-centered materials. The Foundation seeks charitable support for efficient circulation of the NCCN Guidelines for Patients ™ and the translation of these materials into multiple foreign languages.

As president and managing shareholder of Baron and Budd since 2002 and shareholder of the firm since 1985, Mr. Budd oversees one of the nation’s biggest plaintiffs’ firms and has devoted his career of over 30 years to defending the rights of individuals, communities and municipalities. Remarkably, Mr. Budd has played a substantial national role in protecting the rights of individuals injured by asbestos exposure and other cancer-causing agents, which has been known to cause mesothelioma, and water contaminants such as MTBE.

“Given the complexity of today’s cancer care and new research emerging in the field, this board has the tremendous opportunity to educate people with cancer, such as mesothelioma, about their treatment options. I am honored that the NCCN Foundation has made the visionary step of inviting an attorney to serve on their board and hopeful that together we can address the many needs of cancer patients,” said Russell Budd.

Mr. Budd has a well-known history of service and charitable activity. He was awarded the esteemed Harry M. Philo Award Trial Lawyer of the Year Award from the American Association for Justice (AAJ) in 2010, presented in appreciation for his dedication to protecting the rights of people in the civil justice system. Three years earlier he was awarded the prestigious Wiedemann Wysocki National Finance Council Award from AAJ for his dedication to the legal field and all he has done to better the civil justice system.

About Baron & Budd, P.C.

Established in 1977, Baron & Budd, P.C. is a prominent plaintiffs’ law firm committed to protecting the rights of individuals, municipalities, businesses and other entities. One of the first law firms to successfully litigate an asbestos lawsuit, Baron & Budd continues to actively represent veterans, industry workers and others who have mesothelioma or asbestos-related lung cancer. Determined to fight for the public interest, Baron & Budd is an advocate for asbestos awareness and a generous contributor to causes such as the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization, the International Mesothelioma Program and Lung Cancer Alliance. Visit Baron & Budd’s dedicated mesothelioma website Mesothelioma News at http://www.mesotheliomanews.com/ or call 1.866.855.1229 for information on medical treatments, mesothelioma cancer doctors and treatment centers, high risk jobs, veterans issues and financial assistance for asbestos cancer care.

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