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Medical Advisory Board

We are proud to have the advice and guidance of the members listed below — all of whom are leaders in the field of cancer prevention or early detection in the United States — to continually update and review the information we use to educate the public.

Chairman: David S. (Dave) Alberts, M.D. 

Director Emeritus, University of Arizona Cancer Center 
Retired Regents Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology, Nutritional Sciences, Public Health and BIO5 
The University of Arizona College of Medicine 

Jasjit S. Ahluwalia, M.D., M.P.H, M.S. 

Professor, Brown University School of Public Health 
Professor, Alpert Medical School 
Associate Director (Populations Sciences), Legorreta Cancer Center at Brown 

Michael B. Atkins, MD 

Deputy Director, Georgetown-Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center 
William M. Scholl Professor and Vice-Chair Department of Oncology  
and Professor of Medicine 
Georgetown University Medical Center 

Monica M. Bertagnolli, M.D., FACS, FASCO 

Group Chair, Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology 
Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School 
Associate Surgeon, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute 

Dejana Braithwaite, PhD, MSc. 

Associate Director for Population Sciences, University of Florida Health Cancer Center 
Professor, Departments of Surgery and Epidemiology, University of Florida  
University of Florida Health Cancer Center 

Rachel F. Brem, M.D., F.A.C.R., F.S.B.I.  

Professor and Vice-Chair 
Director, Breast Imaging and Interventional Center 
Program Leader Breast Cancer, the GW Cancer Center 
Found and Chief Medical Advisor, The Brem Foundation  
Department of Radiology 
The George Washington Cancer Center 
George Washington University 

Paul A. Bunn Jr., M.D. 

Professor, James Dudley Chair in Cancer Research  
University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine  
Division of Medical Oncology  

Sigrid V. Carlsson, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H  

Assistant Attending Epidemiologist 
Department of Surgery (Urology Service) and 
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics 
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 

Kenneth H. Cowan, M.D., Ph.D.   

Director, Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center 
University of Nebraska Medical Center 

Kevin J. Cullen, M.D. 

Director, Program in Oncology 
Director, Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center 
UMGCCC 

Riccardo Dalla-Favera, M.D. 

Director, Institute for Cancer Genetics  
Irving Cancer Research Center  
Columbia University Medical Center  

William S. Dalton, M.D., Ph.D. 

Founder & Senior Advisor, M2Gen 

Raymond N. DuBois, M.D., Ph.D. 

Director: Hollings Cancer Center 
The Medical University of South Carolina 

H. Shelton (Shelley) Earp III, M.D. 

Distinguished Professor, Professor of Cancer Research 
Director UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center 
Director, UNC Cancer Care 
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill 

Stephen B. Edge, M.D., FACS, FASCO  

Vice President, System Quality and Outcome 
Roswell Park Cancer Institute 

Harold P. Freeman, M.D. 

Chairman Emeritus and Founder  
Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention  
Harold Freeman 

Patricia A. Ganz, M.D. 

Distinguished Professor, Health Policy & Management and Medicine 
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health 
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA 
Director, Cancer Prevention & Control Research 
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center 

David M. Gershenson, M.D. 

Professor, Department of Gynecologic Oncology & Reproductive Medicine 
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center  

Edward Giovannucci, M.D., Sc.D. 

Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology 
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 

Anna R. Giuliano, Ph.D.   

Professor and Director of the Center for Immunization and Infection Research in Cancer  
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute  

Gary E. Goodman, M.D., M.S. 

Staff Oncologist/Joint Member  
Swedish Cancer Institute  
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center  

Garth Graham, M.D., M.P.H., FACP, FACC 

Director and Global Head of Healthcare and Public Health Partnerships 
YouTube, Google 

Stanley R. Hamilton, M.D. 

Chair and Professor, Department of Pathology 
City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center 

Claudia Henschke, Ph.D., M.D. 

Professor of Radiology 
Department of Radiology 
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 

Elmer E. Huerta, M.D., M.P.H. 

Director, Cancer Preventorium 
George Washington University Cancer Center. 
Clinical Professor George Washington School of Medicine  

Derek M. Huffman, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor of Molecular Pharmacology and Medicine 
Institute for Aging Research 
Director: E-NSC Health Span Core 
Albert Einstein College of Medicine 

Lovell A. Jones, Ph.D., F.H.D.R 

Adjunct Professor, Department of Health Promotion & Community Health Sciences 
Texas A&M University School of Public Health (TAMSPH) 
College Station, Texas 
Research Faculty, College of Science & Engineering 
Texas A&M University Corpus Christi 
Professor Emeritus, University of Texas Distinguished Teaching Professor 
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center 
Professor Emeritus, University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences 

Karen E. Kim, M.D., M.S. 

   Vice Provost for Research 
   Office of Research and the National Laboratories 
Director, Center for Asian Health Equity 
The University of Chicago 

T. Peter Kingham, M.D., FACS 

Associate Attending Surgeon, 
Hepatopancreatobiliary Service 
Department of Surgery 
Director, Global Cancer Disparity Initiatives 
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 

Ann G. Kulze, M.D.  

Dr. Ann & Just Wellness, LLC  

Charles (“Chip”) Landen, Jr., M.D., M.S. 

Associate Professor 
University of Virginia Health System  
University of Virginia 

Berrnard Levin, M.D. 

Professor Emeritus 
The University of Texas 
MD Anderson Cancer Center 

Marc E. Lippman, M.D. 

Professor of Oncology and Medicine 
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center 

Scott M. Lippman, M.D. 

Distinguished Professor of Medicine 
Senior Associate Dean and Associate Vice Chancellor for Cancer Research and Care 
Chugai Pharmaceutical Chair in Cancer 
University of California, San Diego 

Patrick J. Loehrer, Sr., M.D. 

Distinguished Professor, Indiana Univeristy 
Joseph W. and Jackie J. Cusick Professor in Oncology 
Director Emeritus, IU Simon Cancer Center 
Director, Center of Global Oncology and Health Equity  
Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center 

John L. Marshall, M.D. 

Professor of Medicine 
Chief, Division of Hematology and Oncology 
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital 
Director, Ruesch Center for the Cure of GI Cancers 
Professor of Medicine and Oncology   
Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center 

Elena Martinez, Ph.D. 

She/Her/Ella 
Sam M. Walton Endowed Chair for Cancer Research 
Professor, Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science 
Associate Director, Population Sciences, Disparities and Community Engagement 

Harold L. Moses, M.D.  

Director Emeritus  
Vanderbilt-Ingram Comprehensive Cancer Center  

Kimmie Ng, MD, MPH 

Associate Chief, Division of Gastrointestinal Oncology 
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School 
Director, Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer Center 
Co-Director, Colon and Rectal Cancer Center 
Director, Translational Research in Gastrointestinal Cancer 
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute 

Larry Norton, MD, FASCO, FAACR 

Senior Vice President, Office of the President  
Medical Director, Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center 
Deputy Director for Clinical and Translational Science  
Norma S. Sarofim Chair of Clinical Oncology 
MSK Comprehensive Cancer Center 

Gilbert S. Omenn, M.D., Ph.D. 

Harold T. Shapiro Distinguished University Professor 
Senior Director, Center for Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics 
Professor of Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics, Internal Medicine,  
Human Genetics and Public Health 
University of Michigan 

Darrell S. Rigel, MD MS 

Clinical Professor of Dermatology 
Director, Melanoma Surveillance Clinic 
Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine 
Past President, American Academy of Dermatology 
Past President, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery 
Past President, American Dermatological Association 

John C. Ruckdeschel, MD. 

Ruckdeschel Consulting 
Adjunct Professor, University of Mississippi 

Kathleen Schmeler, M.D. 

Professor, Department of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine 
Executive Director, Global Oncology, MD Anderson Network 
Director, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital Colposcopy Clinics 

David Schottenfeld, M.D., M.Sc. 

John G. Searle Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology and  
Internal Medicine 
University of Michigan School of Public Health 
Department of Epidemiology 

Karen Sfanos, M.S., Ph.D. 

Associate Professor of Pathology 
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 

Erich M. Sturgis, M.D., M.P.H. 

Professor, Vice-Chair of Clinical Affairs 
Department of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery 
Head, Neck & Thyroid Cancer Multidisciplinary Program Director 
Baylor College of Medicine 

George J. Weiner, M.D.  

Director, Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center  
University of Iowa  

Richard C. Wender, M.D. 

Chair and Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health 
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health 
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania 

Petra Wilder-Smith, D.D.S., Ph.D.   

Director of Dentistry 
Beckman Laser Institute & Medical Clinic  
Professor of Surgery 
University of California Irvine, School of Medicine 

Walter C. Willett, M.D., Dr.P.H. 

  Chairman, Department of Nutrition  
Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition 
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 
Professor of Medicine 
Harvard Medical School  

Stephen C. Yang, M.D., FACS, MAMSE 

The Arthur B. and Patricia B. Modell Endowed Chair of Thoracic Surgery 
Adjunct Vice Chair of Faculty Education and Development, Department of Surgery 
Professor of Surgery and Oncology 
The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions 
Examination Chair, and SESATS XIII Editor-in-Chief, The American Board of  
Thoracic Surgery 
Chair, Committee on Medical Student Education, American College of Surgeons 
Member, Academy of Master Surgeon Educators, American College of Surgeons 
President-Elect, Southern Thoracic Surgical Association 

Robert C. Young, M.D.  

President, RCY Medicine 
NCCN Foundation Board of Directors

 

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