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Science Policy and Government Affairs Committee

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George D. Demetri, MD
Committee Chairperson
Ludwig Center at Harvard
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts

Kenneth C. Anderson, MD
Program Director and Chief, Division of Hematologic Neoplasia, Kraft Family Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts

Frederick R. Appelbaum, MD
Executive Director and President
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, Washington

Alan Ashworth, PhD
UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
San Francisco, California
Steven D. Averbuch, MD
Vice President; Head of Precision Medicine
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
Princeton, New Jersey
Anna D. Barker, PhD
Chief Strategy Officer
The Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine of USC
Beverly Hills, California

John D. Carpten, PhD
Chair, Department of Translational Genomics
USC Keck School of Medicine
Los Angeles, California

Kenneth H. Cowan, MD, PhD
Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center
Omaha, Nebraska
John F. Dipersio, MD, PhD
Chief, Division of Oncology
Washington University School of Medicine McDonnell Genome Institute
Saint Louis, Missouri
H. Shelton Earp, III, MD
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Peter D. Emanuel, MD
UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute
Little Rock, Arkansas
B. Mark Evers, MD
Professor, Department of Surgery
University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center
Lexington, Kentucky
Judy E. Garber, MD, MPH, FAACR
Director, Center for Cancer Genetics and Prevention
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts
Stanton L. Gerson, MD
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Cleveland, Ohio

Joe W. Gray, PhD, FAACR
Gordon Moore Endowed Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, Oregon
Lee M. Greenberger, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Rye Brook, New York
Roy S. Herbst, MD, PhD
Ensign Professor of Medicine
Yale Cancer Center
New Haven, Connecticut
Chanita Hughes-Halbert, PhD
Professor and Endowed Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Medical University of South Carolina Hollings Cancer Center
Charleston, South Carolina
Roy A. Jensen, MD
University of Kansas Cancer Center
Kansas City, Kansas
Thomas W. Kensler, PhD
Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Steven K. Libutti, MD
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Patricia M. LoRusso, DO
Associate Director of Innovative Medicine; Professor of Medicine
Yale Cancer Center
New Haven, Connecticut
Christine M. Lovly, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, Tennessee
Sean J. Mulvihill, MD
Associate Vice President for Payer Strategy
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
Augusto C. Ochoa, MD
Director of Immunotherapy
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
New Orleans, Louisiana
Gilbert S. Omenn, MD, PhD
Professor of Internal Medicine, Genetics, and Public Health
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Edith A. Perez, MD
Supplemental Consultant, Hematology/Oncology and Cancer Biology
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, Florida
David R. Piwnica-Worms, MD, PhD
Chair, Department of Cancer Systems Imaging
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas
Brian M. Rivers, PhD
Director, Cancer Program; Associate Professor Department of Community Health and Preventative Medicine
Morehouse School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia
Eric H. Rubin, MD
Senior Vice President and Therapeutic Area Head Oncology Early Development
North Wales, Pennsylvania
Ellen V. Sigal, PhD
Chairperson and Founder
Friends of Cancer Research
Washington, D.C.
Robert W. Sobol, PhD
Point Clear Charities Professor of Oncologic Sciences
University of South Alabama
Mitchell Cancer Institute
Mobile, Alabama
Eduardo M. Sotomayor, MD
Director, GW Cancer Center
George Washington University
Washington, D.C.
Roger Stupp, MD
Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer
Center of Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois
Dan Theodorescu, MD, PhD
Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute – Cedars-Sinai
Los Angeles, California
Laura J. van ’t Veer, PhD
Angela and Shu Kai Chan Endowed Chair in Cancer Research
UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
San Francisco, California
Victor E. Velculescu, MD, PhD
Professor of Oncology; Co-Director of Cancer Biology
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland
Robert H. Vonderheide, MD, PhD
Abramson Cancer Center
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Geoffrey M. Wahl, PhD, FAACR
Daniel and Martina Lewis Chair; Professor, Gene Expression Laboratory
Salk Institute
La Jolla, California
George J. Weiner, MD
University of Iowa Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
Iowa City, Iowa
Cheryl L. Willman, MD
Director and Chief Executive Officer
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Robert A. Winn, MD
VCU Massey Cancer Center
Richmond, Virginia

Douglas Yee, MD
University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Robert C. Young, MD
RCY Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Antoni Ribas, MD, PhD, FAACR
ex officio; AACR President 2020-2021
UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
Los Angeles, California

David A. Tuveson, MD, PhD, FAACR
ex officio; AACR President-Elect
Professor and Director
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Cancer Center
Cold Spring Harbor, New York

Elaine R. Mardis, PhD
ex officio; AACR President 2019-2020
Co-Executive Director, Institute for Genomic Medicine
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Columbus, Ohio

Michael A. Caligiuri, MD, FAACR
ex officio; AACR President 2017-2018
President and Physician-in-Chief
City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
Duarte, California

Elizabeth M. Jaffee, MD, FAACR
ex officio; AACR President 2018-2019
Deputy Director
Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Baltimore, Maryland


Dana Acton
Director, Science Policy and Legislative Affairs