Peer Review Committee for Palliative Care and Symptom Management (PCSM)

Areas Reviewed

Survivorship research to improve the quality of life for patients, their families and caregivers from the time of cancer diagnosis throughout the survivorship journey including end-of-life care. This includes interventions focused on:

  • prevention
  • assessment and treatment of burdensome symptoms, such as pain 
  • supportive care such as maintenance of healthy weight, improving dietary quality and physical activity 

Note:  The CPPB committee also reviews research proposals that focus on patients and their families that are not included in these 3 categories.

Committee Members

Joseph Ravenell, MD, MS, Chair
New York University School of Medicine
New York, NY

Camille Ragin, PhD, MPH, Vice Chair
Institute for Cancer Research, Fox Chase Cancer Center
Huntingdon Valley, PA

Carol Abodeely, Stakeholder
Seattle, WA

Connie Arnold, PhD
LSU Health – Shreveport; Feist
Weiller Cancer Center
Shreveport, LA

Laura Gilchrist, PhD
Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Derek Griffith, PhD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

Clement Gwede, PhD, MPH 
Moffitt Cancer Center, University of South Florida
Tampa, FL

Jada Hamilton, PhD, MPH
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

Monica W. Hooper, PhD
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH

Nataliya Ivankova, PhD, MPH
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Usha Menon, PhD 
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

Oreofe Odejide, MD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA

Delia Oliveri, Stakeholder
Las Vegas, NV

Priscilla Pemu, MBBS, MSCR, FACP
Morehouse School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

Camille Ragin, PhD, MPH 
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Philadelphia, PA

Abby Rosenberg, MD, MS
Seattle Children's Hospital
Seattle, WA

Colleen Spees, PhD, Med, RDN, LD, FAND
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

Dale Springer, Stakeholder
Timonium, MD

Hayley S. Thompson, PhD
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI