Professors

Cory Abate-Shen, PhD

Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
Area of Research: Molecular Determinants of Prostate Cancer Progression
(F.M. Kirby Foundation)
Term: 01/01/12 through 12/31/16

Yuan Chang, MD

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Area of Research: Discovery and characterization of novel human tumor viruses
Term: 01/01/09 through 12/31/14

Herbert Chen, MD

University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI
Area of Research: Establishment of a MEN2 Thyroid Cancer Research and Training Program
Term: 1/1/11 through 12/31/15

John Coffin, PhD

Tufts University, Boston, MA
Area of Research: Molecular biology of retroviruses
(F.M. Kirby Foundation)
Term: 01/01/94 through 4/30/14

Titia De Lange, PhD

The Rockefeller University, New York, NY
Area of Research: The Role of Telomere Dynamics in Human Cancer
Term: 1/1/10 through 12/31/14

Wafik El-Deiry, MD, PhD

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Area of Research: Molecularly Targeted Therapy for Colon and Liver Cancer 
Term: 01/01/09 through 12/31/14

Christine Guthrie, PhD

University of California, San Francisco, CA
Area of Research: mRNA splicing and transport
(Frank and Else Schilling-ACS Research Professor)
Term: 01/01/92 through 12/31/16

Iswar K. Hariharan, MD, PhD

University of California, Berkeley, CA
Area of Research: Regulation of Growth and Regeneration in Drosophila
Term: 1/1/11 through 12/31/15

R. Scott Hawley, PhD

Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City, MO
Area of Research: The origins of meiotic and mitotic aneuploidy

Cynthia J. Kenyon, PhD

University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Area of Research: Genetic Analysis of aging in C elegans
Term: 01/1/10 through 12/31/14

Mary-Claire King, PhD

University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA
Area of Research: Breast cancer genetics and epidemiology
(Walt Disney-American Cancer Society Research Professor for Breast Cancer)
Term: 01/1/10 through 12/31/14

Lewis L. Lanier, PhD

University of California, San Francisco, CA
Area of Research: Cancer immunology of tumors
Term: 01/1/03 through 12/31/12

David Largaespada, PhD

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN
Area of Research: Functional Genomics of Cancer Progression
Term: 01/01/13 through 12/31/17

Patrick Moore, MD, MPH

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Area of Research: Discovery and characterization of novel human tumor viruses
Term: 01/1/09 through 12/31/14

Terry L. Orr-Weaver, PhD

Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, MA
Area of Research: Regulation of chromosome segregation and DNA replication
Term: 01/1/07 through 12/31/16

Helen Piwnica-Worms, PhD

Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Area of Research: Functionalizing and Translating the Human Breast Cancer Genome
Term: 1/1/2011 through 4/21/2011

Anil K. Rustgi, MD

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Area of Research: The Genetics and Biology of Squamous Cell Cancers
Term: 1/1/2010 through 12/31/2014

Leona Samson, PhD

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Area of Research: DNA alkylation repair and cancer
(Ellison Foundation-ACS Research Professor)
Term: 01/01/01 through 06/30/11

Gregg L. Semenza, MD, PhD

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Area of Research: Role of Hypoxia-Inducible Factor 1 in Breast Cancer Metastasis
Term: 01/01/12 through 12/31/16

Kevin Shannon, MD

University of California, San Francisco, CA
Area of Research: Kevin M. Shannon - Research Professorship
Term: 7/1/10 through 6/30/15

Yang Shi, PhD

Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA
Area of Research: Functional and Mechanistic Investigations of Chromatin Regulators
Term: 01/01/13 through 12/31/17

Stewart Shuman, MD, PhD

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
Area of Research: RNA repair
Term: 01/1/10 through 12/31/14

Inder M. Verma, PhD

Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA
Area of Research: Network of Nuclear Oncoproteins: Role in Cell Regulation
Term: 1/1/11 through 12/31/12

Graham Walker, PhD

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Area of Research: DNA repair and symbiosis
Term: 01/01/02 through 12/31/12

Michael H. Wigler, PhD

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Area of Research: Control of Cell Proliferation 
Term: 1/1/11 through 8/31/12

Clinical Research Professors

Kenneth C. Anderson, MD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
Area of Research: Development of Novel Myeloma Therapies
Term: 7/1/10 through 6/30/15

Carlos L. Arteaga, MD

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Area of Research: HER2 and drug resistances 
Term: 07/1/07 through 06/30/17

Arul M. Chinnaiyan, MD, PhD

The Regents of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Area of Research: Oncoseq, A Bioinformatics Platform for Nextgen Sequencing in Oncology
Term: 07/01/09 through 06/30/14

Graham A. Colditz, MD, DrPH

Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Area of Research: Breast cancer epidemiology and prevention
(American Cancer Society Cissy Hornung Clinical Research Professor)
Term: 07/1/03 through 6/30/14

Ethan Dmitrovsky, MD

Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Area of Research: Bidirectional Translational Research for Lung Cancer
Term: 07/1/08 through 6/30/18

Charis Eng, MD, PhD

Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH 
Area of Research: PTEN Cancer Phenomics
(F.M. Kirby Foundation)
Term: 07/01/09 through 06/30/14

James L. Ferrara, MD

University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI
Area of Research: Novel Strategies to Treat Graft Versus Host Disease
Term: 07/01/08 through 06/30/18

Karen Freund, MD

Tufts Medical Center Inc., Boston, MA
Area of Research: Patient Navigation to Eliminate Cancer Disparities
Term: 07/01/12 through 06/30/17

Jennifer R. Grandis, MD

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Area of Research: Head and Neck Cancer as a Model for Bedside-to-Bench Research
Term: 07/01/08 through 06/30/18

Jean-Pierre Issa, MD

Temple University Of The Commonwealth System of Higher Education, Philadelphia, PA
Area of Research: Epigenetics, DNA methylation 
(F.M. Kirby Foundation)
Term: 07/1/07 through 06/30/18

Ronald Levy, MD

Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Area of Research: Immunobiology of human lymphoid malignancy
(Frank and Else Schilling-ACS Clinical Research Professor)
Term: 07/01/87 through 06/30/11

Stephen J. Meltzer, MD

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Area of Research: Diagnosis and Risk Assessment in Barrett’s Esophagus
Term: 07/01/13 through 06/30/18

Christine A. Miaskowski, RN, PhD, FAAN

University of California, San Francisco, CA
Area of Research: Patient Care and Survivorship Issues 
Term: 7/1/10 through 6/30/15

Olufunmilayo Olopade, MD

University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Area of Research: Toward a Primary Prevention of Breast Cancer in the African Diaspora
Term: 7/1/10 through 6/30/15

Kenneth J. Pienta, MD

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Area of Research: Treatments targeting prostate cancer
Term: 07/1/03 through 6/30/13

Kurt Stange, MD, PhD

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Area of Research: Family Medicine Best Practices
Term: 07/01/07 through 06/30/1

Thomas P. Stossel, MD

Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Area of Research: Mechanisms of cell motility
(Ellison Foundation-ACS Clinical Research Professor)
Term: 07/01/87 through 06/30/12

American Cancer Society Professorships

Andrew Berchuck, MD

Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
Area of Research: Barbara Thomason Ovarian Cancer Research Professorship
(Barbara Thomason Ovarian Cancer Research Professorship)
Term: 1/1/11 through 12/31/15

Herbert Chen, MD

University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI
Area of Research: Notch Signaling in Medullary Thyroid Cancer
(Establishment of a MEN2 Thyroid Cancer Research and Training Program)
Term: 1/1/11 through 12/31/15

Beth Karlan, MD

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Area of Research: Identification of biomarkers for ovarian cancer early detection and prognosis
(American Cancer Society California Division Early Detection Professorship)
Term: 07/01/06 through 6/30/16

Alan D’Andrea, MD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
Area of Research: Signal transduction by hematopoietic growth factorreceptors in Fanconi anemia and breast cancer
(Alvan T. and Viola D. Fuller American Cancer Society Professor of Radiation Oncology*)
Term: 2002 through present

*Established in 1961 with an endowment of what was then the American Cancer Society's Massachusetts Division; Awardee is appointed by the dean of the Harvard Medical School.

Jeffrey Alan Sosman, MD

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Area of Research: Treatment of melanoma
(Mary Hendrickson-Johnson Melanoma Professorship)
Term: 01/01/09 through 12/31/14