The Council for Extramural Grants is a multidisciplinary panel of mid-level and senior scientists, most of whom have previously served on the Peer Review Committees. The principal responsibilities of the Council are to set the payline for the various committees and to advise the American Cancer Society on research policy issues and health professional training. Members base their recommendations for funding on the relative merit of the applications, the amount of available funds and the Society's objectives. Stakeholders, individuals with a personal interest in cancer, are full voting members of the Council.

Myles A. Brown, MD, Chair
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA

Kenneth C. Anderson, MD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA

Deborah J. Bowen, PhD
Boston University
Boston, MA

James R. Cerhan, MD, PhD
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
Rochester, MN

John M. Cunningham, MD
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Linda S. Elting, DrPH
University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Robert Ferris, Stakeholder
Lino Lakes, MN

Olivera J. Finn, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Arthur Gmitro, PhD
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

Carmen R. Green, MD
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Joan E. Haase, PhD, RN
Indiana University
Indianapolis, IN

Stephen S. Hecht, PhD
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Minneapolis, MN

Scott W. Hiebert, PhD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

John T. Hunt, PhD
Bristol-Meyers Squibb Company
Princeton, NJ

Paul B. Jacobsen, PhD
Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa, FL

Craig T. Jordan, PhD
University of Colorado, Denver
Aurora, CO

Karen Kayser, PhD, MSW
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

Denise Montell, PhD
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA

Ann Butler Nattinger, MD, MPH
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Kimberly Newman-McCown, Stakeholder
Melrose Park, PA

Helaine Rothman, RN, Stakeholder
Red Bank, NJ

John T. Schiller, PhD
NIH/National Cancer Institute
Bethesda, MD

Eramus Schneider, PhD
Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health
Albany, NY

Kevin Shannon, MD
University of California
San Francisco, CA

Carolyn L. Smith, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Daniel M. Sullivan, MD
Moffitt Cancer Center, University of South Florida
Tampa, FL

John E. Tavis, PhD
Saint Louis University
St. Louis, MO

Graham C. Walker, PhD
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA

Marian L. Waterman, PhD
University of California
Irvine, CA

Danny R. Welch, PhD
Kansas University Medical Center
Kansas City, KS