Anjelica (“Anjee”) Davis serves as President of Fight Colorectal Cancer, a national nonprofit founded in 2005. For over a decade she has focused her work on colorectal cancer research, education and awareness. Prior to joining Fight Colorectal Cancer, Anjee worked at the University of South Carolina’s Center for Colon Cancer Research, administering over $11 million dollars from the NIH to build a multidisciplinary basic science team of young investigators in colorectal cancer. Her experience spans from leading public health efforts and developing statewide colorectal cancer screening programs to managing a community oncology practice and overseeing its clinical trials program. Ms. Davis brings a unique understanding of cancer research as well as clinical systems to her position at Fight CRC. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Southwest Missouri State University and a Master of Public Policy Administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Ms. Davis co-chairs the Awareness Task Force for the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT), and is a past member of the steering committee (2009-2012). She actively serves on Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) advisory panels and is a member of the Cancer Leadership Council, Research!America, One Voice Against Cancer (OVAC) and Alliance for a Stronger FDA. As a research advocate, she joined NCI’s Colon Cancer Task Force, Patient Advocate Steering Committee, Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) Dream Team Patient Advocate and the DIA Fellows program. She was recognized by her peers in 2011, 2013 and 2014 as a part of NCCRT’s Blue Star Challenge for her role in colon cancer awareness efforts. She has received the Betty Anne Moore Community Leadership award, the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Laurel Award for Advocacy, and was honored by the Springfield Business Journal’s 40 under 40 for her civic leadership. Building collaborations is an important part of her role and she is best known for championing patient empowerment within the research and healthcare community.