Council for Extramural Research

The Council for Extramural Research 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. No member of the American Cancer Society's Board of Directors may serve on a Peer Review Committee or as a voting member on the Council for Extramural Grants.

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

Jeffrey D. Axelrod, MD, PhD
Stanford University, Stanford CA
Stanford, CA 

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

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

Khaliah Fleming, MPH, CHES, Stakeholder
Tampa, FL

Sarah Gehlert, PhD
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC

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

David A. Jones, PhD
Intermountain Healthcare
St. George, UT

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

Robin G. Lorenz, MD, PhD
Genetech, Inc.
South San Francisco, CA

Barbara A. Murphy, MD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

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

Jennifer Rubin-Grandis, MD
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 

Stephen X. Skapek, MD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
Dallas, TX 

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

Song Tan, PhD
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

Amy Venturi, Stakeholder
Englewood,  CO

Beth Virnig, PhD, MPH
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 

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

Leigh Zawel, PhD
Cullinan Pharma
Cambridge, MA