Council for Extramural Grants

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

Dana H. Bovbjerg, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Debbie Bryant, Stakeholder
Colleyville, TX

Jemmabella L. Cabral, Stakeholder
South Elgin, IL

Anees Chagpar, MD, MSc, MA, MPH
Yale University
New Haven, CT

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

Sarah Gehlert, PhD
Washington University, St. Louis
St. Louis, MO

Arthur Gmitro, PhD
Arizona Board of Regents, University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

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

Iswar K. Hariharan, MBBS, PhD
The Regents of the University of of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA

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

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

David A. Jones, PhD
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
Oklahoma City, OK

Gregory Longmore, MD
Washginton University, St. Louis
St. Louis, MO

Robin G. Lorenz, MD, PhD
The Board of Trustees of UAB for the University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

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

Duojia Pan, PhD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
Dallas, TX

Kevin Shannon, MD
The Regents of the University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

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

Kurt C. Stange, MD, PhD
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH

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

Song Tan, PhD
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

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

Dave Wesley, Stakeholder
Placerville, CA

Alan M. Zahler, PhD
Univeristy of Califronia, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA