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.


  • Paul Jackson, PhD (Cancer Australia)


  • Ian Lewis, PhD (UK National Cancer Research Institute)

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 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

Previous Chairs

  • 2018-2021
    Naba Bora, PhD (Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP), U.S. Dept. of Defense)
  • 2016-2018
    Katherine McKenzie, PhD (California Breast Cancer Research Program)
  • 2015-2016
    Miranda Kleijn, PhD (KWF, Dutch Cancer Society)
  • 2013-2015
    Marc Hurlbert, PhD (Avon Breast Cancer Crusade)
  • 2011-2013
    Stephanie Birkey Reffey, PhD (Susan G Komen)

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). Please note that for organizations who have joined ICRP as consortia (Canadian Cancer Research Alliance >40 organisations; UK NCRI >20 organizations; Coalition Against Childhood Cancer >20 organizations), only the primary contact is listed here. This list is updated annually, or when new partners join ICRP.






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

Kristine Beckers



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

South Africa


Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA)

Jane Harries, PhD



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

Marta Puyol Escolar, PhD



Rising Tide Foundation for Clinical Cancer Research

Valerie Behan, PhD




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

Ian Lewis, PhD

Abdul Mutabbir

Wellcome Trust

Stephen Gray, PhD

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)

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

Coalition Against Childhood Cancer (CAC2)

Representing over 20 funding organizations

Caitlyn W. Barrett, PhD (CureSearch)

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