About the Partners

The International Cancer Research Partnership (ICRP) is a unique alliance of cancer research organizations from Australia, Canada, France, Japan, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, and the United States. The Partners share funding information to enhance global collaboration and strategic coordination of research between individual researchers and organizations.

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ICRP partners represent a wide range of governmental, public and non-profit cancer research funding organizations from across the world.


  • Naba Bora, PhD (Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP), U.S. Dept. of Defense)


  • Paul Jackson, PhD (Cancer Australia)

Website & Database Committee

  • Chair: Michelle Bennett, PhD (NCI Center for Research Strategy, USA)

Finance Committee

  • Chair: Kimberly Badovinac, MA, MBA (Canadian Cancer Research Alliance)

Annual Meeting 2019 Committee

  • Chair: to be confirmed

Operations Committee

  • Chair: Marion Kavanaugh-Lynch, PhD (California Breast Cancer Research Program, USA)

Communications and Membership Committee

  • Chair: Lisa Stevens, PhD (NCI Center for Global Health, USA)
  • Vice-Chair: Paul Jackson, PhD (Cancer Australia)

Data Quality and Analysis Committee

  • Chair: Kimberly Badovinac, MA, MBA (Canadian Cancer Research Alliance)
  • Vice-Chair: Karima Bourougaa, PhD (Institut National du Cancer, France)

Evaluations Committee

  • Chair: Kari Wojtanik, PhD (Susan G. Komen for the Cure)

Operations Manager

  • Lynne Davies, PhD

Each partner organization designates one or more person as an official contact for the ICRP and these individuals are listed below. Multiple staff members from organizations are welcome to participate in ICRP events, activities and projects.

USA Representatives
American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) Nigel Brockton, PhD
American Cancer Society (ACS) Cheri Richard, MS
T.J. Koerner, PhD
Erin Stratton, MPH
American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Judy Keen, PhD
Tyler Beck, PhD
Avon Breast Cancer Crusade (Avon) Carolyn Ricci
California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP) Mhel Kavanaugh-Lynch, MD, MPH
Katie McKenzie, PhD
Senaida Poole, PhD
Coalition Against Childhood Cancer (CAC2) – representing over 10 funding organizations Lisa Towry
Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP), U.S. Dept. of Defense Naba Bora, PhD
National Cancer Institute (NCI) - Center for Research Strategy Michelle Bennett, PhD
Eddie Billingslea, PhD
Melissa Antman, PhD
Laura Brockway Lunardi, PhD
National Cancer Institute (NCI) / DEA/RAEB Marilyn Gaston
Ed Kyle
Beth Buschling
National Cancer Institute (NCI) - Center for Global Health Lisa Stevens, PhD
Rachel Abudu, MPH (Leidos Biomedical Research Inc.)
Douglas Puricelli Perin, MPH, JD (Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.)
Kalina Duncan, PhD
Oncology Nursing Society Foundation (ONS) Linda Worrall, RN, MSN
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (Pancan) Donna Manross, BS
Maya Bader, PhD
Susan G. Komen® (Komen) Stephanie Birkey-Reffey, PhD
Kari Wojtanik, PhD
Jerome Jourquin, PhD
Annabel Oh, PhD
Belgium Representatives
Anticancer Fund Pan Pantziarka, PhD
Canada Representatives
Canadian Cancer Research Alliance (CCRA) Representing 42 Canadian cancer organizations Kim Badovinac, MA, MBA
Netherlands Representatives
Dutch Cancer Society / Kankerbestrijding (KWF) Annemarie Weerman, PhD
France Representatives
French National Cancer Institute / Institut National du Cancer (INCa) Karima Bourougaa, PhD
UK Representatives
National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Representing over 20 UK funders Ian Lewis, PhD
Worldwide Cancer Research

Helen Rippon, PhD

Lynn Turner, PhD

Japan Representatives
National Cancer Center (NCC) Japan Toshio Ogawa, MSc, PhD
Teruhiko Yoshida
Australia Representatives
Cancer Institute New South Wales (CINSW) Veronica McCabe, PhD
Emma Heeley, PhD
Cancer Australia (CancerAust) Paul Jackson, PhD
National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) Chris Pettigrew, PhD
International Representatives
World Cancer Research Fund International Giota Mitrou, PhD
Anna Diaz Font, PhD