NCORP Women in Science Celebrated on February 11

Posted: February 8, 2019

The NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) would not exist without the women in science who work so effectively to make it a success. Their achievements are celebrated February 11, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

NCORP is a national network that brings cancer clinical trials and cancer care delivery studies to people in their communities. Thousands of women in the NCORP network are site coordinators, physicians, nurses, and research staff administering the multiple daily operations at community locations throughout the nation. Women also serve as study chairs and in other leadership positions on national boards and committees devoted to advancing the science within the NCORP network and beyond. NCORP gives a special recognition to Dr. Arti Hurria, who recently passed away. Dr. Hurria was a preeminent woman leader in geriatric oncology playing a key role in advancing research attention to the care of older cancer patients within the NCORP network.

NCORP Research Base Principal Investigators who are women include:

Deborah W. Bruner, Ph.D., R.N.

Co-Principal Investigator
NRG Oncology

Dawn Hershman, M.D.

Co-Principal Investigator

Karen Mustian, Ph.D.

Co-Principal Investigator
University of Rochester

Lillian Sung, M.D.

Co-Principal Investigator
Children’s Oncology Group

Catherine Tangen, Dr.P.H.

Co-Principal Investigator

Lynne I. Wagner, Ph.D.

Co-Principal Investigator

Joan Walker, M.D.

Co-Principal Investigator
NRG Oncology

Eleven of the 65 NCORP Community and Minority/Underserved Site Principal Investigators are women:

Lisa Bailey, M.D.

Co-Principal Investigator
Bay Area Tumor Institute NCORP

Alison K. Conlin, M.D.

Co-Principal Investigator
Pacific Cancer Research Consortium NCORP

Marvella Ford, Ph.D.

Co-Principal Investigator
Medical University of South Carolina MU NCORP

Judith O. Hopkins, M.D.

Co-Principal Investigator
Southeast Clinical Oncology Research (SCOR) Consortium NCORP

Chanita Hughes-Halbert, Ph.D., M.S.

Co-Principal Investigator
Medical University of South Carolina Minority Underserved NCORP

Anne-Marie R. Langevin, M.D.

South Texas Pediatric Minority Underserved NCORP

Carolyn Y. Muller, M.D.

New Mexico Minority Underserved NCORP

Keren Sturtz, M.D.

Colorado Cancer Research Program NCORP

Jennifer M. Suga, M.D.

Kaiser Permanente NCORP

Kathleen Yost, M.D.

Cancer Research Consortium of West Michigan