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Scientific External Advisory Board

VCU Massey Cancer Center's Scientific External Advisory Board is composed of scientists and senior leaders from other major cancer centers. This distinguished committee of experts in cancer research, prevention and control and administration serves in an advisory capacity for Massey's director and senior leaders on matters of scientific program structure and research and overall Center planning and management. In addition to the standing external advisory membership, ad hoc advisors are added to the roster periodically to assess and advise regarding specific programs, shared resources or inter-programmatic activities.


Lucile L. Adams-Campbell, Ph.D.
Professor of Oncology
Senior Associate Dean, Community Outreach and Engagement Associate Director,
Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
3970 Reservoir Road, N.W., E501
Washington, D.C., 20057
Cell: 202-497-8445
Member since 2017

Adrienne Cox, Ph.D.
Director, Cancer Cell Biology T32 Training Program Chief, Division of Cancer Biology
Department of Radiation Oncology
Department of Pharmacology
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
31-352 Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center CB #7295
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7295
Cell: 919-260-7484
Member since 2019

Stanton L. Gerson, M.D. (Chair)
Professor, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine
Professor, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Medicine Director, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Director, National Center for Regenerative Medicine, School of Medicine
11100 Euclid Avenue
Wolstein 1422
Cleveland, OH 44106
Cell: 216-926-6966
Member since 2016

Yusuf A. Hannun, M.D.
Director, Stony Brook Cancer Center
Vice Dean for Cancer Medicine
Joel Kenny Professor of Medicine
Stony Brook University
Health Science Center, L-4, 182
Stony Brook, NY 11794
Cell: 631-561-3053
Member since 2012

Ernest Hawk, M.D., M.P.H.
VP and head of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences
MD Anderson Cancer Center
University of Texas
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX 77030
Cell: 443-974-8871
Member since 2019

Terry Hyslop, Ph.D.
Professor of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
Duke School of Medicine
Member, Duke Cancer Institute
2424 Erwin Road, 8037 Hock Plaza
Durham, NC 27705
Member since 2020

Karen Kelly, M.D.
Associate Director for Clinical Research
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
Jennifer Rene Harmon Tegley and Elizabeth Erica Harmon
Endowed Chair in Cancer Clinical Research
Professor of Medicine
2279 45th Street
Sacramento, California 95817
Member since 2020

Warren A. Kibbe, Ph.D.
Chief for Translational Biomedical Informatics
Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics and Chief Data Officer
Duke Cancer Institute
2424 Erwin Road, Suite 902, 9025 Hock Plaza
Durham, NC 27705
Cell: 919-668-7384
Member since 2019

Patrick J. Loehrer, M.D.
Associate Dean for Cancer Research
Director, Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center H. H. Gregg Professor of Oncology
Professor of Medicine
Associate Director of Clinical Research, IU Cancer Center
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5289
Member since 2020

Robert Schnoll, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Co-leader, Tobacco & Environmental Carcinogenesis Program Abramson Cancer Center
University of Pennsylvania
3535 Market Street, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Cell: 215-432-6678
Member since 2015

Brian C. Springer, M.H.A.
Vice President, Research Administration
Associate Center Director, Administration
Moffitt Cancer Center
12902 Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL 33612
Cell: 314-413-6829
Member since 2016

Sandra Swain, M.D., FACP, FASCO
Associate Dean for Research Development
Professor of Medicine
Georgetown University Medical Center
4000 Reservoir Road NW
120 Building D
Washington DC, 20057-1400
Cell: 240-423-9107
Member since 2015

Kenneth Tew, Ph.D., DSc.
Professor and Chairman
John C. West Chair of Cancer Research
Program Leader – Developmental Cancer Therapeutics Program Hollings Cancer Center
Medical University of South Carolina
173 Ashley Avenue
DD413 & BSB 358
Charleston, SC 29425
Cell: 843-991-3914
Member since 2016

George J. Weiner, M.D.
CE Block Chair of Cancer Research
Director, Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
Professor of Internal Medicine - Hematology, Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Professor of Pharmaceutical Science Experimental Therapeutics
University of Iowa Health Care
5970-Z JPP
Iowa City, IA 52242
Member since 2020

Danny R. Welch, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Basic Science
The University of Kansas Cancer Center
Chair and Professor, Department of Cancer Biology
The University of Kansas School of Medicine
Kansas Bioscience Authority Eminent Scholar
The University of Kansas Cancer Center
4030 Robinson Hall, MS 1027
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
Cell: 205-531-8400 (text only)
Member since 2009

Cheryl L. Willman, M.D.
The Maurice & Marguerite Liberman Distinguished Endowed Chair in Cancer Research
UNM Distinguished Professor of Pathology, UNM School of Medicine
Director & CEO, University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNM NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center
1 University of New Mexico, MSC 07-4025
1201 Camino de Salud N.E.
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131-0001
Phone: 505-272-5622
Member since 2016