Scientific Advisory Board 2016-2017

The Scientific Advisory Board is comprised of a group of doctors whose primary task is to review and evaluate research grant requests submitted to Cancer League for funding each year. Their dedication and commitment enable the League to award its research grant funds to the most qualified researchers for the most highly prioritized projects in the state of Colorado.

Once again, Cancer League has assembled a top-flight group of medical professionals for evaluating research grant requests. Our independent Scientific Advisory Board is one of the key elements that distinguishes Cancer League of Colorado from nearly all other cancer funding organizations. Click here to download list as a Word file.


SCOTT D. CRAMER, Ph.D. 2016-2018
Chair, Scientific Advisory Board
Co-director, Hormone-Related Malignancies Program
Department of Pharmacology
University of Colorado

NEIL BOX, Ph.D.   2016-2018
Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology
University of Colorado Denver

JOAQUIN ESPINOSA, Ph.D.  2016-2017
Director, Functional Genomics Facility
University of Colorado Denver

JAMES H. FINIGAN, M.D.  2016-2017
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Division of Oncology, Cancer Center
National Jewish Health

NICK FOREMAN, MB ChB   2016-2017
Seebaum/Tschetter Chair of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology
Children’s Hospital of Colorado

Professor, Department of Pathology, School of Medicine
University of Colorado

PAUL JEDLICKA, M.D., Ph.D.   2016-2018
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology
University of Colorado

KIMBERLY R. JORDAN, Ph.D.  2016-2018
Assistant Director, “Human Immune Monitoring Shared Resource”
Assistant Research Professor, Dept. of Immunology and Microbiology
Denver AMC

STEPHEN LEONG, M.D.  2016-2018
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Colorado Denver 

KEVIN LILLEHEI, M.D.   2016-2017
Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
University of Colorado School of Medicine 

TRACI R. LYONS, Ph.D.   2016-2017
Assistant Professor, Division of Medical Oncology
University of Colorado Denver

JOSE MAYORDOMO, M.D., Ph.D.   2016-2017
Professor of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Co-Director, Center for Cancer and Genomics, Institute for Health Research
Kaiser Permanente Colorado 

Associate Professor, Department of Pathology
University of Colorado Denver

CLAUDIA WIESE, Ph.D.  2016-2017
Assistant Professor, Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences
Colorado State University

REBECCA E. SCHWEPPE, Ph.D.  2016-2018
Associate Professor, School of Medicine
University of Colorado Denver