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.

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

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

Susan Bauer-Wu, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of Virginia
Charlottsville, VA

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

Wafik El-Deiry, MD, PhD, FACP
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Philadelphia, PA

Bernard A. Fox, PhD
Providence Portland Medical Center
Portland, OR

Arthur Gmitro, PhD
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

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

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

Stephen Hursting, MPH, PhD
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

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

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

Patrick S. Moore, MD
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Kimberly Newman-McCown, Stakeholder
Melrose Park, PA

Duojia Pan, PhD
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

Helaine Rothman, RN, Stakeholder
Red Bank, NJ

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

Song Tan, PhD
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

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

Danny R. Welch, PhD

Kansas University Medical Center
Kansas City, KS