Virginia Commonwealth University

VCU Massey Cancer Center

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.


Peter Embi, M.D., M.S.
Vice chair, Department of Biomedical Informatics
Co-director, biomedical informatics, Center for Clinical & Translational Science
The Ohio State University Medical Center

Stanton L. Gerson, MD
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Case Western University

Yusuf A. Hannun, MD
Stony Brook Cancer Center

Mark A. Israel, MD (Chair)
Norris Cotton Cancer Center
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

KyungMann Kim, PhD
Professor of biostatistics and medical informatics
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Edmund Lattime, PhD
Associate director of education and training
Rutgers Cancer Institute
The State University of New Jersey

Jack London, PhD
Director, Informatics Shared Resource
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center
Thomas Jefferson University

Robert Powell, MEd
NCI-CCSG consultant
RSP and Associates

Robert Schnoll, PhD
Program co-leader, Tobacco & Environmental Carcinogenesis
Abramson Cancer Center
University of Pennsylvania

Ann G. Schwartz, PhD, MPH
Deputy director
Karmanos Cancer Institute
Wayne State University School of Medicine

Brian C. Springer, MHA
Vice president, research administration
Moffitt Cancer Center

Sandra Swain, MD
Medical director
Washington Cancer Institute
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Medstar Washington Hospital Center
Georgetown University

Kenneth Tew, PhD, DSc
Program co-leader, Developmental Cancer Therapeutics
Hollings Cancer Center
Medical University of South Carolina

Danny Welch, PhD
Associate director, basic science
The University of Kansas Cancer Center