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: Laura Prakash, MPH (NCI Center for Global Health, USA)

Finance Committee

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

Annual Meeting 2021 Meeting Committee

  • [In person meetings on-hold due to COVID-19]

Operations Committee

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

Communications and Membership Committee

  • Chair: Doug Perin, MPH, JD (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 (in alphabetical order by country, organization and representative). Multiple staff members from organizations are welcome to participate in ICRP events, activities and projects.




Cancer Australia

Paul Jackson, PhD


Cancer Institute New South Wales

Emma Heeley, PhD


National Breast Cancer Foundation

Chris Pettigrew, PhD



Anticancer Fund

Gauthier Bouche, PhD



Canadian Cancer Research Alliance (CCRA) Representing 42 Canadian cancer organizations

Kim Badovinac, MA, MBA

Louisa Salemi

Sara Urowitz, MSW PhD



Fondation ARC

Sandrine Duboeuf, PhD

Gwendoline Depiedou, PhD

French National Cancer Institute / Institut National du Cancer (INCa)

Karima Bourougaa, PhD

Carla Estaquio, PhD



World Cancer Research Fund International

Giota Mitrou, PhD

Anna Diaz Font, PhD



Fondazione AIRC

Laura Galbiati, PhD



AMED Japan

Yuki Sato, PhD



Dutch Cancer Society / Kankerbestrijding (KWF)

Linda Kroeskop-Bossenbroek, PhD

Annemarie Weerman, PhD



Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer (AECC) (Spanish Association Against Cancer)

Marta Puyol Escolar, PhD



National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Representing over 20 UK funders

Ian Lewis, PhD

Abdul Mutabbir

Worldwide Cancer Research

Helen Rippon, PhD

Lynn Turner, PhD



American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR)

Nigel Brockton, PhD

American Cancer Society (ACS)

Linda Kee, PhD

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

Sabrina Joseph, PhD

California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP)

Nick Anthis, PhD

Mhel Kavanaugh-Lynch, MD, MPH
Katie McKenzie, PhD
Senaida Poole, PhD

Coalition Against Childhood Cancer (CAC2) – representing over 20 funding organizations

Amy J. Weinstein (National Director, PBTF)

Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP), U.S. Dept. of Defense

Naba Bora, PhD

Melanoma Research Alliance

Marc Hurlbert, PhD

National Cancer Institute (NCI) - Center for Global Health

Kalina Duncan, PhD

Elise Garton

Satish Gopal, MD MPH

Douglas Puricelli Perin, MPH, JD (Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.)

Laura Prakash, PhD

National Cancer Institute (NCI) - Center for Research Strategy

Michelle Bennett, PhD
Melissa Antman, PhD
Laura Brockway Lunardi, PhD

National Cancer Institute (NCI) / DEA/RAEB

Marilyn Gaston
Ed Kyle
Beth Buschling

Oncology Nursing Society Foundation (ONS)

Anizia Karmazyn (Executive Director)
Aly Kocon (Foundation Programs Coordinator)

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (Pancan)

Donna Manross, BS
Reem Malek, PhD

Radiation Oncology Institute

Emily Connelly, PhD

Susan G. Komen® (Komen)

Stephanie Birkey-Reffey, PhD
Kari Wojtanik, PhD
Jerome Jourquin, PhD