AACR Health Policy Subcommittee 

The AACR Health Policy Subcommittee develops and promotes policies and member education initiatives that will foster the closer integration of clinical practice and cancer research.

The Health Policy Subcommittee (HPS) of the Science Policy and Government Affairs Committee was created to address policy issues and member education initiatives that will foster the closer integration of, and clarify the evolving relationship between, cancer research and clinical practice.

Focus areas of the subcommittee include comparative effectiveness research (CER), health information technology (HIT), patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and patient participation in clinical research.

Subcommittee Documents

Cosigned Letters

2018-2019 Subcommittee Members    

Gilbert S. Omenn, MD, PhD
Subcommittee Chairperson
Professor of internal medicine, genetics, and public health
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Karen H. Antman, MD
Dean and provost
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, Massachusetts
William S. Dalton, MD, PhD
Founder and chief executive officer
Tampa, Florida
Mark A. Israel, MD
Professor of pediatrics
Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine
Hanover, New Hampshire
Richard E. Kouri, PhD
Innovation and entrepreneurship executive director, BioSciences Management Initiative
Poole College of Management
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, North Carolina
Thomas J. Lynch Jr., MD
New York, New York
Peter J. Neumann, ScD
Director, Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health
Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies
Tufts Medical Center
Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston, Massachusetts
Steven R. Patierno, PhD
Professor of medicine
Duke Cancer Institute
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, North Carolina
Scott D. Ramsey, MD, PhD
Director, Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, Washington
Mark E. Robson, MD
Chief, Breast Medicine Service
Department of Medicine
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York
Deborah Schrag, MD, MPH
Chief, Division of Population Sciences
Department of Medical Oncology
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts
Ellen V. Sigal, PhD
Chairperson and founder
Friends of Cancer Research
Washington, D.C.
Sean R. Tunis, MD, MSc
Founder and director
Center for Medical Technology Policy
Baltimore, Maryland

AACR Staff Contact

Audrey Jackson, PhD
Director of science and health policy

Emai​l or call 215-309-4350

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