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About The Life Beyond Cancer Foundation

The Life Beyond Cancer Foundation is dedicated to addressing the physical, emotional, spiritual and financial needs of living with, and beyond, cancer.

Ahead of current trends, the Life Beyond Cancer Foundation (previously US Oncology Foundation) supported a unique retreat in 2000. The retreat brought cancer survivors and providers together within a healing environment that focused on the holistic renewal of survivors. It was quickly realized there was a great need to formalize and expand survivorship services to address the emotional and spiritual needs as well as the physical, and in 2008 the US Oncology Foundation was formed.  A public 501(c)3, the foundation formally changed its name to Life Beyond Cancer Foundation (LBCF) on January 19, 2010.

The population of those living beyond cancer is growing because of medical advances in diagnosing, treating and managing cancer as a chronic illness. This is great news! This has also created a new population of patients, with unique needs. Patients and their families will face many challenges at each stage of a cancer journey, which includes life beyond diagnosis and treatment. There is a great need for education and support to help them successfully navigate this journey.
There is no shortage of national and local organizations associated with cancer research and patient care. However, we have identified gaps in the model that need filling.
  • The voice of the patient and their family. We are committed to gathering information directly from survivors on patient/survivor needs.
  • Community resources. We are committed to providing a bridge between the patient/survivor and their families, and the community. There are many resources to enable holistic patient/survivor care in communities all across the country. Our goal is make finding those resources, as easy as typing in a zip code.

If you are a cancer survivor, please visit this page to include your voice in our mission. If you’re interested in finding resources for care in your community, please visit this page.

The bottom line is cancer affects a whole person, and there are resources in our own communities available to address the emotional, spiritual and physical needs during cancer survivorship. We simply want to connect the person to the resources.

Board of Directors

Lloyd Everson, MD

Lloyd Everson, MD

Chairman of the Life Beyond Cancer Foundation

Lloyd K. Everson, M.D. currently serves as Chairman of the Life Beyond Cancer Foundation board. Dr. Everson has recently been appointed as CEO of Molecular Health Inc. – US Division. Prior to this, he served as Vice-Chairman and member of the Board of Directors of US Oncology, Inc. until it’s acquisition by McKesson Inc. in 2010.

In 1993, Dr. Everson became a member of the Board of Directors, President, and Chief Operating Officer of American Oncology Resources, Inc., which was the predecessor organization of US Oncology, Inc.

Dr. Everson has held numerous leadership roles in medical education throughout his career, including the practice of oncology and hematology, cancer research, academic and administrative medicine. His postgraduate education included clinical and research positions at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City and at the National Cancer Institute in Washington, D.C.

In 2009, Dr. Everson formed the Life Beyond Cancer Foundation for which he serves as Chairman of the Board. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for C-Change. In the past, he has served in leadership positions for a number of national organizations, including as a member of the National Cancer Advisory Board, appointed by President Bush. Dr. Everson also serves as a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Foundation Board of Directors and is a member of the Board of Directors of Interfaith of The Woodlands, Texas.

In addition to these accomplishments, Dr. Everson’s deep experience also includes holding leadership roles as President of the Association of Community Cancer Centers, Member of the National Cancer Institute Board of Scientific Counselors, Medical Director of the Indiana Regional Cancer Center, and Associate Chairman of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group.

Armin D. Weinberg, Ph.D.

Armin D. Weinberg, Ph.D.

CEO, Life Beyond Cancer Foundation
Clinical Professor of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Rice University

Dr. Weinberg currently serves as the Immediate Past Chair of the Cancer Alliance of Texas (CAT); is a member of the Physician Oncology Program at the Texas Medical Association, the Redes En Accion National Center Committee and the Executive Committee of the National Hispanic Life Science Society; and is a board member of the Texas Life Science Foundation, the Schull Institute and Volunteer Houston. He is a former member of the board of C-Change: Collaborating to Conquer Cancer, the National Association of Social Workers Foundation, and the Texas Hadassah Medical Research Foundation, and was the co-founding Chair of the Intercultural Cancer Council (ICC). This national consortium was an outgrowth of the Biennial Symposia on Minorities, the Medically Underserved & Cancer.

He has received numerous community awards, including the National Patient Advocate Foundation‘s National Healthcare Hero Award, the American Cancer Society’s Humanitarian Award, Volunteer Houston‘s Lifetime Member Award, and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s Jill Ireland Award for Volunteerism for work on behalf of the ICC, to name just a few.

George Lindahl, III

George Lindahl, III

Owner, GL III Investments

From 2002 to 2007 he served as Managing Partner for Sandefer Capital Partners. From 2000 to 2001, he was Vice Chairman of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. He was appointed to EV Energy Partners as a director in 2006. From 1987 to 2000, he was with Union Pacific Resources, serving as President and Chief Operating Officer from 1996 to 1999 and as Chairman, President and CEO from 1999 to 2000. From He holds a BS in geology from the University of Alabama and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. Lindahl serves on several local boards, including Interfaith of The Woodlands, Goodwill and the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

Donald H. Wiese, Jr., P.E.

Donald H. Wiese, Jr., P.E.

Chairman, Cobra North America (Pyrolance) Firefighting
Founding Partner, Diverse Energy Management

Donald Wiese is a founding partner of Diverse Energy Management and is a registered professional petroleum engineer. He earned a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from New Mexico State University and is a proud husband and father of two. Wiese is a cancer survivor and is involved in several Houston-area charities.

B. Scott Aitken

B. Scott Aitken

Assistant General Counsel, McKesson Corporation

Mr. Aitken has served in this role since 2011, when McKesson acquired US Oncology, Inc. Prior to the acquisition, Mr. Aitken served as the Associate General Counsel of US Oncology beginning in 1999. From 1994 to 1999 he was a practicing attorney with Mayor, Day, Caldwell & Keeton, LLP, in Houston, TX. Aitken earned his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School and is a graduate of Stanford University.

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