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Scientific Achievement Awards Committees

Scientific Achievement Awards Committees serve in the significant role of selecting recipients of the prizes, awards, and lectureships that are listed for each committee.

2019-2020 AACR Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cancer Research Committee

Chair
René Bernards, DPhil, FAACR

Julian Adams, PhD
Myles A. Brown, MD
Suzanne Cory, PhD, FAACR
Sara A. Courtneidge, PhD
Nancy E. Davidson, MD, FAACR
Albert de la Chapelle, MD, PhD
Vishva M. Dixit, MD, FAACR
Elaine Fuchs, PhD, FAACR
Richard B. Gaynor, MD
Peixuan Guo, PhD
Michael Karin, PhD, FAACR
Moshe Oren, PhD, FAACR
Chandra S. Ramanathan, MBA, PhD
Robert D. Schreiber, PhD, FAACR
Giorgio Trinchieri, MD

2019-2020 AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry in Cancer Research Committee

Chair
Michael E. Jung, PhD

Natalie G. Ahn, PhD
Rima S. Al-awar, PhD
Gabriela Chiosis, PhD
Craig M. Crews, PhD
Michael M. Gottesman, MD
Amanda B. Hummon, PhD
Philip Jones, PhD
Allan Jordan, PhD
Andrew J. Phillips, PhD
Xiaojing Wang, PhD
David A. Wink, Jr., PhD

2019-2020 AACR Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Award Committee

Chair
Chanita Hughes-Halbert, PhD

Paolo Boffetta, MD, MPH
Steven M. Dubinett, MD
Pamela J. Goodwin, MD
Stephen D. Hursting, PhD, MPH
Peter Kraft, PhD
Lawrence H. Kushi, ScD
Karen T. Liby, PhD
Marian L. Neuhouser, PhD, RN
Julie R. Palmer, ScD, MPH
Thomas A. Sellers, PhD, MPH
Kenneth Kenji Tanabe, MD
Amanda E. Toland, PhD

2019-2020 AACR-Cancer Research Institute Lloyd J. Old Award in Cancer Immunology Committee

Chair
E. John Wherry III, PhD

William E. Carson, III, MD
Susan M. Domchek, MD
Ananda W. Goldrath, PhD
Alberto Mantovani, MD
Cornelis J. M. Melief, MD, PhD
Ira Mellman, PhD
Antoni Ribas, MD, PhD
Giorgio Trinchieri, MD

2019-2020 AACR Clinical Cancer Research Awards Committee

Chair
Elizabeth M. Swisher, MD

Marcia R. Cruz-Correa, MD, PhD
Janet E. Dancey, MD
Sandra Demaria, MD
John F. Dipersio, MD, PhD
Luca Gianni, MD
Martin E. Gleave, MD
Cornelis J. M. Melief, MD, PhD
Stephen J. Schuster, MD
Manuel Alejandro Sepulveda, PhD
Eliezer Van Allen, MD
Heather A. Wakelee, MD

2019-2020 AACR Distinguished Lectureship in Breast Cancer Research Committee 

Chair
Jenny C. Chang, MD

Trevor K. Archer, PhD
Alexander D. Borowsky, MD
Sarat Chandarlapaty, MD, PhD
Kevin L. Gardner, MD, Ph
Matthew P. Goetz, MD
Roger A. Greenberg, MD, PhD
Jos Jonkers, PhD
Geoffrey J. Lindeman, MBBS, PhD
Timothy R. Rebbeck, PhD
Pepper Jo Schedin, PhD
Naoto T. Ueno, MD, PhD
Laura J. van ’t Veer, PhD
Valerie M. Weaver, PhD
Julia R. White, MD
Douglas Yee, MD
Carlos L. Arteaga, MD, FAACR

2019-2020 AACR Distinguished Lectureship on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities Committee 

Chair
Gerardo Colón-Otero, MD

Ethan Dmitrovsky, MD
Jennifer A. Doherty, PhD
Anna R. Giuliano, PhD
T. Peter Kingham, MD
Augusto C. Ochoa, MD
Ana P. Ortiz, PhD, MPH
Gloria M. Petersen, PhD
Nimmi Ramanujam, PhD
Mariana Carla Stern, PhD
Cornelia M. Ulrich, MS, PhD
Jeffrey N. Weitzel, MD
Jennie L. Williams, PhD
Cheryl L. Willman, MD

2019-2020 AACR Laboratory Research Awards Committee

Chair
Alan D. D’Andrea, MD

Shrikant Anant, PhD
Mary Helen Barcellos-Hoff, PhD
Dafna Bar-Sagi, PhD, FAACR
Moshe Giladi, PhD, MBA
Marcelo G. Kazanietz, PhD
Adrian V. Lee, PhD
X. Shirley Liu, PhD
John H.J. Petrini, PhD
Joshua D. Rabinowitz, MD, PhD
Kala Visvanathan, MD
Emile E. Voest, PhD
Anna Woloszynska, PhD

2019-2020 AACR Margaret Foti Award for Leadership and Extraordinary Achievements in Cancer Research Committee

Chair
Kenneth C. Anderson, MD, PhD (hc), FAACR

Anna D. Barker, PhD
Patrick Hwu, MD
Peter A. Jones, DSc, PhD, FAACR
Michael B. Kastan, MD, PhD, FAACR
Richard D. Kolodner, PhD, FAACR
Douglas A. Levine, MD
Richard M. Marais, PhD
Hitoshi Nakagama, MD
Lisa A. Newman, MD
Elizabeth A. Platz, ScD, MPH
Charles L. Sawyers, MD, FAACR
William R. Sellers, MD

2019-2020 AACR-Minorities in Cancer Research Jane Cooke Wright Memorial Lectureship Committee

Chair
Kimlin T. Ashing, PhD

Smita Bhatia, MD
Carol L. Brown, MD
Christopher I. Li, MD, PhD
Steven R. Patierno, PhD
Gloria M. Petersen, PhD
Amelie G. Ramirez, DrPH
Luz Maria Rodriguez, MD
John H. Stewart, IV., MD
Javier F. Torres-Roca, MD
Clayton C. Yates, PhD

2019-2020 AACR Outstanding Investigator Award for Breast Cancer Research Committee

Chair
Ramon E. Parsons, MD, PhD

Virginia F. Borges, MD
Myles A. Brown, MD
Powel H. Brown, MD, PhD
Lisa A. Carey, MD
Jonathan Chernoff, MD, PhD
Lewis A. Chodosh, MD, PhD
Angela M. DeMichele, MD
Susan M. Domchek, MD
Leisha A. Emens, MD, PhD
David R. Gius, MD
Charlotte Kuperwasser, PhD
Cynthia X. Ma, MD, PhD
Ingrid A. Mayer, MD
Catherine Muller, MD, PhD
Martine J. Piccart, MD, PhD, FAACR
Carlos L. Arteaga, MD, FAACR

2019-2020 AACR-Princess Takamatsu Memorial Lectureship Committee

Chair
Tony Hunter, PhD, FAACR

Cory Abate-Shen, PhD
Shelley L. Berger, PhD
Thierry Boon, PhD
Carl-Henrik Heldin, PhD
Sean J. Morrison, PhD
Harold L. Moses, MD, FAACR
Senthil K. Muthuswamy, PhD
Varda Rotter, PhD
Nikhil Wagle, MD
Cassian Yee, MD
Susumu Nishimura, ex officio
Takao Sekiya, ex officio

2019-2020 AACR Team Science Award Committee

Chair
Electra D. Paskett, PhD, MPH

Nilofer S. Azad, MD
Douglas T. Fearon, MD
Karen A. Gelmon, MD
Jennifer Rubin Grandis, MD
Yelena Y. Janjigian, MD
Dung Thi Le, MD
Rong Li, PhD
Katherine L. Nathanson, MD
Nickolas Papadopoulos, PhD
Ulrike Peters, PhD, MPH
Kenneth J. Pienta, MD
Mark A. Rubin, MD

2019-2020 AACR-Waun Ki Hong Award for Outstanding Achievement in Translational and Clinical Cancer Research Committee

Chair
Lecia V. Sequist, MD

Mary C. Beckerle, PhD
Powel H. Brown, MD, PhD
Jason S. Carroll, PhD
Ryan B. Corcoran, MD, PhD
Dwight Gary Gilliland, MD, PhD, FAACR
David R. Gius, MD
Sandra J. Horning, MD
Pasi A. Jänne, MD, PhD
Jos Jonkers, PhD
Daniel D. Karp, MD
Edison T. Liu, MD
Roger S. Lo, MD, PhD
Giovanni Melillo, MD
Vassiliki Papadimitrakopoulou, MD
Eric J. Small, MD
Sanya A. Springfield, PhD

2019-2020 AACR-Women in Cancer Research Charlotte Friend Memorial Lectureship Committee

Chair
Elizabeth M. Jaffee, MD, FAACR

Nita Ahuja, MD
Javier Cortés, MD, PhD
Rakesh K. Jain, PhD
Bahija Jallal, PhD
Elizabeth R. Lawlor, MD, PhD
Brigette B. Ma, MD
David Malkin, MD
Sumithra J. Mandrekar, PhD
Julie R. Palmer, ScD, MPH
Ann H. Partridge, MD, MPH
Beverly A. Teicher, PhD
Hong Wu, MD, PhD
Cassian Yee, MD

2019-2020 Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Cancer Research Committee

Chair
David A. Tuveson, MD, PhD

Cathrin Brisken, MD, PhD
Ralph J. DeBerardinis, MD, PhD
Giannino Del Sal, PhD
Christoph A. Klein, MD
Massimo Loda, MD
Gordon B. Mills, MD, PhD
John D. Minna, MD
Maria Rescigno, PhD