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​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 AACR understand the needs of current surgical oncology researchers, increasing the visibility of surgical oncology research both within 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, Div. of Surgical Oncology
UCSD

 

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, Dept. 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, Dept. of Gyn. Onc. and Cancer Bio.
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
Email: michael.powell@aacr.org