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AACR Project GENIE: Governance

The project is governed by a steering committee, with a representative from each of the participating institutions, one of whom is the chairperson. The AACR chief executive officer or his or her designee, the AACR president or his or her designee, and a member of the AACR Science Policy and Government Affairs and Clinical and Translational Cancer Research Committees also serve on the project steering committee. The steering committee reports to an external advisory board, and the AACR board of directors. The Steering Committee comprises of a representative from each of the 19 participating institutions. The Executive Committee comprises of a smaller set of voting members that handle more time-sensitive decisions.

Steering Committee

  • Charles L. Sawyers, MD, Chairperson (2019 -2021)*
  • Fabrice André, MD, Ph.D.
  • Philippe Bedard, MD, FRCPC*
  • Richard D. Carvajal, MD
  • Rodrigo Dienstmann, MD
  • Raymond N. DuBois, MD, Ph.D.*
  • Margaret Foti, Ph.D. (hc)
  • William Hahn, MD, Ph.D.*
  • Marilyn Li, MD*
  • Shannon McCall, MD
  • Gerrit A. Meijer, MD, Ph.D.
  • Birgit Nimmervoll, Ph.D.
  • Jeremy P. Segal, MD, Ph.D.
  • Eric Alejandro Sweet-Cordero, MD
  • Umit Topaloglu, Ph.D.*
  • Walter J. Urba, MD, Ph.D.
  • Victor E. Velculescu, MD, Ph.D.*
  • Zenta Walther, MD, Ph.D.*
  • Gary Doherty, MD, Ph.D.*

*also serves on the Executive Committee


The following subcommittees are in place to review important topics and make recommendations for adjudication by the Executive and Steering Committees.

  • Data Use and Publications
  • Membership and Participation
  • Pediatric Oncology
  • Operations Committee
  • Security

THE AACR PRoject GENIE Coordinating Center

The Coordinating Center manages the daily operations of the project.

  • Shawn M. Sweeney, PhD
  • Jocelyn A. Lee, PhD, MPH
  • Seth Sheffler-Collins, MPH
  • Nicole M. Peters

More information

If you have questions or require more information, please contact [email protected].