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- Dr. Ernie Hawk chief of the gastrointestinal and other cancer research group in the Division of Cancer Prevention at the National Cancer Institute
- Dr. Alfred Berg professor and chair, department of family medicine at University of Washington and chair of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
- Dr. David Meyerson cardiologist at Johns Hopkins University and national spokesperson for the American Heart Association
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