​AACR Surgical Oncology Task Force

Task Force Charge

The AACR Surgical Oncology Task Force has been formed to assist the AACR in optimizing opportunities for surgical oncology researchers. It is charged with helping the AACR understand the needs of current surgical oncology researchers, increasing the visibility of surgical oncology research both within the AACR and externally, ensuring that surgical oncology researchers are integrated into AACR activities, and identifying barriers specific to the development of the next generation of surgical oncology researchers.

2013-2015 Task Force Roster

Monica Morrow, MD, Chairperson
Chief, Breast Service, Department of Surgery; Anne Burnett Windfohr Chair of Clinical Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center;
Professor of Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College

H. Richard Alexander Jr., MD
Professor of Surgery, Associate Chair for Clinical Research, Department of Surgery
University of Maryland Medical Center 


Heike Allgayer, MD, PhD
Professor and Head, Department of Experimental Surgery/Molecular Oncology
University of Heidelberg 


Monica Marie Bertagnolli, MD
Group Chair, Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
Brigham and Women's Hospital 


William G. Cance, MD
Chairman, Dept. of Surgical Oncology; Surgeon-In-Chief
Roswell Park Cancer Institute 


Jeffrey A. Drebin, MD, PhD
Professor A, SU-Surgery Administration
University of Pennsylvania

Lee M. Ellis, MD
Professor of Surgery, and Molecular and Cellular Oncology; William C. Liedke Jr. Chair in Cancer Research
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

Christopher P. Evans, MD, FACS
Chair and Professor, Department of Urology, Urologic Surgical Oncology
UC Davis School of Medicine 

 Jennifer Rubin Grandis, MD
Professor and Vice Chair for Research
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

 Beth Y. Karlan, MD
Director, Women's Cancer Program, Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

 Seema A. Khan, MD
Professor of Surgery and Bluhm Family Professor of Cancer Research
Northwestern University Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center

 Tari A. King, MD
Associate Attending Surgeon, Dept. of Surgery
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

 Andrew M. Lowy, MD
Professor and Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology

Steven J. Mentzer, MD
Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Funda Meric-Bernstam, MD
Chair, Investigational Cancer Therapeutics; Medical Director, Institute of Personalized Cancer Therapy; Professor, Department of Surgical Oncology
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

Peter L.J. Naredi, MD, PhD
Professor/Chief Physician
University of Gothenburg

Raphael E. Pollock, MD, PhD
Professor of Surgery, Director of Surgical Oncology, Chief of Surgical Services
Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center

 Anil K. Sood, MD
Professor, Department of Gynecologic Oncology and Cancer Biology
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

 Kenneth Kenji Tanabe, MD
Chief, Div. of Surgical Oncology
Massachusetts General Hospital

Judy E. Garber, MD, MPH - Ex officio
Director, Center for Cancer Genetics and Prevention
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute



Contact Information:
Michael J. Powell, PhD
Office: 215-440-9373
Fax: 215-446-7295