The Executive Committee of the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group is one of two committees that govern the Group under the leadership of the Group Co-Chairs (the other is the Principal Investigator Committee). The Executive Committee meets quarterly under the direction of the Group Co-Chairs to monitor the scientific and operational progress of the Group and oversee strategic planning, resource allocation, and related matters.

The Executive Committee consists of the executive leaders, individuals elected by the Principal Investigator Committee, and individuals appointed by the Group Co-Chairs to represent the interests of defined constituent groups. All members of the Executive Committee have voting status. The following individuals, stratified by category (i.e., executive, elected, and appointed members), are the current members.

Executive Leaders



Group Co-Chair

Peter J. O’Dwyer, MD

University of Pennsylvania and the Abramson Cancer Center
Biography

Group Co-Chair

Mitchell D. Schnall, MD, PhD

University of Pennsylvania
Biography

Group Statistician, Therapeutics

Robert J. Gray, PhD

Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center
Biography

Group Statistician,
Imaging

Constantine A. Gatsonis, PhD

Brown University
Biography


Group Vice Chair

Al B. Benson III, MD

Northwestern University and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
Biography

Group Executive Officer

Bruce J. Giantonio, MD

Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital
Biography

Executive Director

Donna M. Marinucci, BSMT

Biography (to come)

Deputy Executive Director

Jean MacDonald, MPH

Biography (to come)


Elected Members



Academic-Based Standing Main Members Representative

Heather A. Wakelee, MD

Stanford University and the Stanford Cancer Institute
Biography

Community-Based Standing Main Members Representative

Kurt R. Oettel, MD

Wisconsin NCORP
Gundersen Health System
Biography

Scientific Main Members Representative

Barry A. Siegel, MD

Washington University in St. Louis
Biography

Affiliate Members Representative

Matthias Weiss, MD

Wisconsin NCORP
Thedacare
Biography (to come)


Appointed Members



Deputy Chair, Biomarker Sciences Program

Keith T. Flaherty, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Biography

Deputy Chair, Cancer Control and Outcomes Program

Lynne I. Wagner, PhD

Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Biography

Deputy Chair, Therapeutic Studies Program

Suresh S. Ramalingam, MD

Emory University and the Winship Cancer Institute
Biography

Deputy Chair, ECOG-ACRIN and AIDS Malignancy Consortium Joint Strategy

Joseph A. Sparano, MD

Mount Sinai Hospital and The Tisch Cancer Institute
Biography


Deputy Chair, Laboratory Sciences Program

Stanley R. Hamilton, MD

City of Hope
Biography

Deputy Chair, Policy and Implementation

Al B. Benson III, MD

Northwestern University and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
Biography

Cancer Centers Liaison

George W. Sledge Jr., MD

Stanford University and the Stanford Cancer Institute
Biography

Cancer Research Advocates Representative

Mary Lou Smith, JD, MBA

Research Advocacy Network
Biography


Geriatric Oncology Representative

Efrat Dotan, MD

Fox Chase Cancer Center
Biography

Health Equity Representative

Melissa A. Simon, MD, MPH

Northwestern University and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
Biography

Research Associates Representative

Wendy J. Smith, BS, RTRCV, CCRP

Rhode Island Hospital
Biography

Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs) Liaison

Michael A. Carducci, MD

Johns Hopkins University and The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Biography


Underserved Populations Representative

Edith P. Mitchell, MD

Thomas Jefferson University and the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University
Biography

U01 Grant Holders Liaison

Joseph Aisner , MD

In Transition


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