​​Standing Committees 

Cancer Prevention, Early Detection, and Interception Committee

The AACR Cancer Prevention, Early Detection, and Interception Committee helps to coordinate the long-term prevention agenda of the AACR. The committee is charged with strengthening existing AACR programs, publications, and other efforts related to cancer prevention research. The committee also serves to help develop initiatives to promote global cancer prevention, increase national awareness, and educate the lay public about cancer prevention.


Ernest T. Hawk, Co-chairperson
Scott M. Lippman, Co-chairperson
Powel H. Brown
Andrew T. Chan
Andrew J. Dannenberg
Phillip A. Dennis
Mary L. Disis
Raymond N. DuBois
Judy E. Garber
Jennifer Rubin Grandis
William N. Hait
Stephen S. Hecht
Waun Ki Hong
Thomas W. Kensler
Barnett S. Kramer
Peter F. Lebowitz
Paul J. Limburg
Elena Martinez
Anne McTiernan
William G. Nelson
Electra D. Paskett
Ruth E. Patterson
Kornelia Polyak
Timothy R. Rebbeck
Thomas A. Sellers
Avrum Spira
Eva Szabo
Christopher Paul Wild

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Career Development Committee 

The Career Development Committee focuses on cancer (science) education, outreach, and enhancement through activities directed at the undergraduate and high school levels. It is currently responsible for the AACR Science Education Awards for Undergraduate Students and the High School Program that takes place each year during the AACR Annual Meeting.


Kathleen W. Scotto, PhD, Chair
Antonio T. Baines, PhD
Oliver Bögler, PhD
Ernest T. Hawk, MD, MPH
Ming Lei, PhD
Beverly D. Lyn-Cook, PhD
Richard M. Marais, PhD
Kim L. O'Neill, DPhil
Yu Shyr, PhD
Sanya A. Springfield, PhD
José G. Treviño, II, MD​

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Continuing Medical Education Committee 

The Continuing Medical Education (CME) Committee was established in 2009 to provide guidance on the strategic direction for the AACR Office of CME.

A. William Blackstock, Jr., Chairperson
Elizabeth S. Garrett-Mayer
Steven Grant
Mark A. Israel
Mignon L. Loh
Patricia M. LoRusso
Mark E. Robson
Steven T. Rosen
Edward A. Sausville

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Executive Committee 

The Executive Committee, whose members are the AACR elected officers, reviews issues to be considered by the board of directors. The Executive Committee is empowered to act on behalf of the board of directors between board meetings and performs such other duties that are usually part of their respective elected positions.

Michael A. Caligiuri, President
Elizabeth M. Jaffee, President-elect
Nancy E. Davidson, Past President
William N. Hait, Treasurer
Margaret Foti, CEO

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Exhibits Committee 

The Exhibits Committee works in an advisory capacity to review and approve new exhibitors and comment on the quality of the exhibits accepted at the Annual Meeting. 

Eric P. Winer, Chairperson
Craig J. Burd
Maximilian Diehn
Olivera J. Finn
Tona M. Gilmer
Ajay Goel
Tari A. King
Gordon B. Mills
Andrea L. Richardson
Mary B. Todd
Jeffrey A. Toretsky
Danny R. Welch
Douglas Yee

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Finance and Audit Committee 

The Finance and Audit Committee assists in the financial planning of the association, and is responsible for maintaining the financial health of the AACR, prioritizing and focusing resources on activities that support the mission of the AACR, and managing resources based on strategic priorities.

Thomas J. Lynch, Jr., Chairperson
Walter J. Curran, Jr.
Susan M. Galbraith
Richard B. Gaynor
Mary J.C. Hendrix
Hervé J. Hoppenot
Candace S. Johnson
Michelle M. Le Beau
Bernard K. Levy
David B. McFadden
William H. Mears, Jr.
Beverly S. Mitchell
Edith A. Perez
David M. Reese
Steven T. Rosen
Stephen D. Ryan
John H. Stewart, IV.
Cheryl L. Willman
Michael A. Caligiuri, Ex officio President
Elizabeth M. Jaffee, Ex officio President Elect
William N. Hait, Ex officio Treasurer

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International Affairs Committee 

The AACR International Affairs Committee seeks to achieve the AACR’s goal of the prevention and cure of cancer by facilitating the acceleration of progress against cancer in all areas of the world.

Frank McCormick, Chairperson
Kenneth C. Anderson
Carlos L. Arteaga
José Baselga
Hans Clevers
Carlos Gil M. Ferreira
Richard B. Gaynor
William N. Hait
Waun Ki Hong
Peter A. Jones
Arnold J. Levine
Tak W. Mak
Alex Matter
Tetsuo Noda
Olufunmilayo I. Olopade
Anil K. Rustgi
Christopher Paul Wild
Paul Workman
Hong Wu

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Nominating Committee 

The Nominating Committee, whose members are elected by the AACR voting membership, selects candidates for the offices of president-elect, the board of directors, and the nominating committee.

Jennifer Rubin Grandis, Chairperson
Frederick W. Alt
Lisa M. Coussens
Karen E. Knudsen
Kornelia Polyak
Charles L. Sawyers
William R. Sellers
Inder M. Verma

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Publications Committee 

The Publications Committee was established to assist in maintaining and improving the quality of AACR journals while promoting their fiscal responsibility. The AACR Publications Committee has oversight responsibility for AACR’s journals: Cancer Discovery; Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention; Cancer Immunology Research; Cancer Prevention Research; Cancer Research; Clinical Cancer Research; Molecular Cancer Research; and Molecular Cancer Therapeutics. The Publications Committee is also responsible for oversight of any other AACR scholarly publications as they are developed.

Victor E. Velculescu, Chairperson
Dafna Bar-Sagi
Mary Helen Barcellos-Hoff
Michael E. Berens
John D. Carpten
Maura L. Gillison
Rakesh K. Jain
Pasi A. Jänne
Gerrit A. Meijer
Gordon B. Mills
Steffi Oesterreich
Gloria M. Petersen
David R. Piwnica-Worms
William Pao
Charles W.M. Roberts
Alice T. Shaw
Lillian L. Siu
Saraswati Sukumar
Toshikazu Ushijima
William N. Hait, Ex officio Treasurer

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Special Conferences Committee 

The Special Conferences Committee is responsible for planning the AACR’s highly acclaimed special conferences series. Its members determine which topics are most timely and merit coverage in a special conference forum. It also evaluates conference proposals submitted for consideration in the series and identifies appropriate cancer researchers to organize each conference.

William C. Hahn, Chairperson
Cory Abate-Shen
Scott A. Armstrong
René Bernards
Andrea Califano
Lewis C. Cantley
Lisa M. Coussens
Luis A. Diaz
Robert J. Gillies
Joe W. Gray
Joanna L. Groden, PhD
Chanita Hughes-Halbert
David M. Hyman
Trey Ideker
Catriona H.M. Jamieson
Peter A. Jones
Philip W. Kantoff
Michael B. Kastan
Quynh-Thu Le
Massimo Loda
Scott Manalis
Elaine Mardis
Ira Mellman
Lisa A. Newman
Timothy R. Rebbeck
Charles M. Rudin
David A. Sabatini
Louis M. Staudt
Kimberly Stegmaier
Charles Swanton
Alejandro Sweet-Cordero
Giorgio Trinchieri
Nicholas C. Turner
Miguel A. Villalona-Calero
Jane E. Visvader
Anna M. Wu
Lin Zhang
Frank McCormick, Ex officio

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Tellers Committee 

The Tellers Committee is charged with certifying all official AACR elections.

Cory Abate-Shen, Chairperson
John F. DiPersio
F. Kay Huebner

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