Jim Williams, a prostate cancer survivor diagnosed in 1991, has been active as an advocate for 21 years. He is the immediate past chair of the Intercultural Cancer Council at the University of Houston, and principal at Jim Williams and Associates, a consulting firm that specializes in prostate cancer awareness, education and advocacy.
Col. Williams represents the advocacy community in numerous national and local organizations. He is vice president of the Intercultural Cancer Council Caucus. Col. Williams is a member of the Patient Advocacy Committee for the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, and a board member of the Alliance for Prostate Cancer Prevention, (APCaP). In Pennsylvania, he is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Dauphin County State Health Improvement Plan, the Governor's Cancer Control, Prevention and Research Advisory Board, and the Pennsylvania Cancer Control Consortium, and is chairperson, Board of Directors, Pennsylvania Prostate Cancer Coalitions. In addition, Col. Williams serves on the editorial board of American Association for Cancer Research's (AACR) Cancer Today Magazine.
Col. Williams is the recipient of the 2012 Susan Matsuko Shinagawa LiveSTRONG Cancer Control Leadership Award and has received the National Cancer Institute Directors Service Award, National Institutes of Health Certificate of Appreciation, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Certificate of Commendation, Wesley Union Community Development Corporation Paul Robeson Special Recognition Award, Prostate Cancer Research Institute/US TOO International Inc. Unity Award, Department of Defense Certificate of Appreciation, The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs Inc., Certificate of Appreciation and the Department of the Army Certificate of Appreciation.