Research Support Committees

Many Group members and staff with a deep knowledge of Group policy and clinical investigation participate in administrative and research support committees. Though not primary drivers of a scientific agenda, they nonetheless mold and support that agenda in various ways that contribute to the Group's overall scientific output. Members participate in the Group’s three scientific programs: Biomarker Sciences, Therapeutic Studies, and Cancer Control and Outcomes. They facilitate cross-committee communication and provide specialized expertise as members discuss the state of the science and plan new clinical trials. These committees ensure that individuals across multiple disciplines have opportunities to work together in areas of common interest.

Nationally prominent subject matter experts chair these committees, which meet monthly or more frequently outside the semi-annual group meetings. Listed alphabetically below are the research support committees and their leadership.

Audit and Quality Control Committee



Chair

Bruce J. Giantonio, MD, FACP

Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital
Biography

 
 
 

Cancer Research Advocates Committee


Committee page is in development

Chair

Mary Lou Smith, JD, MBA

Research Advocacy Network
Biography

 

Clinical Research Associates Committee (Medical/Surgical)


Committee page is in revision

Chair

Co-Chair

Christine M. Jerome, BS, CCRP

Thomas Jefferson University
Biography (to come)

 

LaToya D. Strickland, BS, CCRP

University Hospital Cleveland Medical Center and the Sideman Cancer Center
Biography (to come)

 

Community Cancer Committee



Chair

Matthias Weiss, MD

Wisconsin NCORP/ ThedaCare
Biography (to come)

 

Oncology Nursing Committee


Committee page is in revision

Chair

Co-Chair

Bridget O’Brien Fagan, DNP, APN, FNP-BC, AOCNP

Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
Biography

 

Stephanie J. Smith, RN, MSN, OCN

Georgia NCORP
Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer and Research Pavilion at St. Joseph’s/Candler
Biography not available

 

Pharmacy Committee



Co-Chair

Co-Chair

Virna I. Almuete, PharmD, BCOP

Johns Hopkins University and The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Biography (to come)

 

George W. Carro, RPH, MS, BCOP

NorthShore University HealthSystem
Biography

 

Publications and Research Dissemination Committee



Co-Chair

Co-Chair

Laurie L. Fajardo, MD, MBA, FACR

Consultant
Biography

 

Arlene A. Forastiere, MD

Johns Hopkins University and The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Biography

 

Radiation Oncology Committee



Chair

Co-Chair

Anuradha (Bapsi) Chakravarthy, MD

Vanderbilt University and the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Biography

 

Lawrence R. Kleinberg, MD

Johns Hopkins University and The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Biography

 

Research Associates Committee (Imaging)



Chair

Wendy J. Smith, BS, RTRCV, CCRP

Rhode Island Hospital
Biography

 

Surgery Committee



Chair

Co-Chair

Charles A. Staley III, MD

Emory University and the Winship Cancer Institute
Biography

 

Colette R. Pameijer, MD

Penn State Cancer Institute
Biography