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Science Policy and Government Affairs Committee

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George D. Demetri, MD
Committee Chairperson
Senior Vice President for Experimental Therapeutics
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Co-Director, Ludwig Center at Harvard
Harvard Medical School
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

Anna D. Barker, PhD
Chief Strategy Officer
Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine
Los Angeles, California

Smita Bhatia, MD, MPH
Professor and Chair
Institute for Cancer Outcomes & Survivorship University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama

Michael A. Caligiuri, MD, FAACR
President & Deana and Steve Campbell Physician-in-Chief Distinguished Chair
City of Hope National Medical Ctr.
Duarte, California

Gerardo Colón-Otero, MD
Vice Dean
Mayo Clinic School of Medicine
Jacksonville, Florida

Marcia R. Cruz-Correa, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Biochemistry, and Oncology Medicine & Biochemistry
Univ. of Puerto Rico Sch. of Medicine
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Nancy E. Davidson, MD, FAACR
Senior Vice President & Director Clinical Research Division
F. Hutchinson Cancer Research Ctr.
Seattle, Washington

B. Mark Evers, MD
Professor & Vice Chair for Research Dept. of Surgery
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Lee M. Greenberger, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Rye Brook, New York

Roy S. Herbst, MD, PhD
Ensign Professor of Medicine, Chief of Medical Oncology
Yale Cancer Center
New Haven, Connecticut

David E. Fisher MD, PhD
Edward Wigglesworth Professor & Chairman Dept. of Dermatology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Bianca N. Islam, MD, PhD, MSC
Internal Medicine Physician
Case Western Reserve Univ. School of Medicine
Cleveland, Ohio

Elizabeth M. Jaffee, MD, FAACR
Deputy Director
The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
Baltimore, Maryland

Roy A. Jensen, MD
Director
University of Kansas Cancer Center
Kansas City, Kansas

Judith S. Kaur, MD
Professor & Medical Director of Native American Programs
Mayo Clinic Florida
Jacksonville, Florida

Steven K. Libutti, MD, FACS
Director
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
New Brunswick, New Jersey

Quynh-Thu Le, MD
Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology
Stanford Cancer Institute
Palo Alto, California

Mia A. Levy, MD, PhD
Cancer Center Director
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois

Peter F. Lebowitz, MD, PhD
Global Therapeutic Area Head, Oncology
Janssen Pharmaceuticals
Villanova, Pennsylvania

Christine M. Lovly, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee

Ruben A. Mesa, MD
Executive Director
Mays Cancer Center
San Antonio, Texas

Stephen D. Nimer, MD
Director
Univ. of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Ctr.
Miami, Florida

Gilbert S. Omenn, MD, PhD
Professor of Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Steven R. Patierno, PhD
Deputy Director
Duke Cancer Institute
Durham, North Carolina

Raphael E. Pollock, MD, PhD
Director and Kathleen Wellenreiter Klotz Chair in Cancer Research
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
Columbus, Ohio

Brian M. Rivers, PhD
Cancer Health Equity Institute Director
Morehouse School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

Anil K. Rustgi, MD
Director
H. Irving Comprehensive Cancer Ctr.
New York, New York

Alice T. Shaw, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR)
Boston, Massachusetts

Ellen V. Sigal, PhD
Chairperson and Founder
Friends of Cancer Research
Washington, District of Columbia

Patty Spears, BS
Research Manager, Patient Advocates for Research Council
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Ctr.
Raleigh, North Carolina

Sheila A. Stewart, PhD
Professor, Cell Biology and Physiology
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri

E. Alejandro Sweet-Cordero, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
UCSF – Univ. of California San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Cornelia M. Ulrich, MS, PhD
Executive Director
University of Utah Huntsman Cancer Institute
Salt Lake City, Utah

Robert H. Vonderheide, MD, PhD
Director
Penn Medicine Abramson Cancer Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

George J. Weiner, MD
Director
Univ. of Iowa Holden Comprehensive Cancer Ctr.
Iowa City, Iowa

Cheryl L. Willman, MD
Director and CEO
UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Robert A. Winn, MD
Director
VCU Massey Cancer Center
Richmond, Virginia

Douglas Yee, MD
Director
Masonic Cancer Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Antoni Ribas, MD, PhD, FAACR
ex officio; AACR President 2020-2021

Professor
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

AACR CONTACT

Dana Acton
Director, Science Policy and Legislative Affairs
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