Fight Colorectal Cancer has a Medical Advisory Board (MAB) and leads an Immunotherapy Work Group (IO) Work Group.

Our Medical Advisory Board (MAB) ensures that the information Fight Colorectal Cancer presents is accurate and credible. Researchers, doctors and nurses volunteer their time on a renewable 2-year commitment. The goal of the MAB is to ensure colorectal cancer patients are well-informed about their options when it comes to fighting colorectal cancer.

Please email our Patient Resources team if you’re a medical professional interested in joining our Medical Advisory Board.

Meet the MAB


Dennis J. Ahnen, M.D.
Professor Emeritus, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Director of Genetics Clinic, Gastroenterology of the Rockies


Al B. Benson III, M.D., FACP
Northwestern University


Nancy Baxter, M.D., FRCSC
St. Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto
General Surgery


Dustin Deming, M.D.
University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center
Gastrointestinal Oncology


Dan Dixon, Ph.D.
University of Kansas Cancer Center
Molecular & Integrative Physiology


Richard M. Goldberg, M.D.
West Virginia University


Carolyn Grande, CRNP, AOCNP
University of Pennsylvania
Nurse Practitioner


David Greenwald, M.D.
Mt. Sinai Hospital


Axel Grothey, M.D.
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Medical Oncology


Heather Hampel, MS, CGC
Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
Cancer Genetic Counselor


Jean S. Kutner, M.D., MSPH
University of Colorado Hospital
Internal Medicine

Heinz-Joseph Lenz

Heinz-Joseph Lenz, M.D., FACP
University of Southern California


Paul J. Limburg, M.D., MPH
Mayo Clinic
Gastroenterology, Hepatology
Exact Sciences, Co-Chief Medical Officer


John Marshall, M.D.
Georgetown University Medical Center


Howard McLeod, Pharm.D.
Moffitt Cancer Center
Cancer Epidemiology


Neal J. Meropol, M.D.
Vice President of Research Oncology
Flatiron Health
New York, NY


Edith Mitchell, M.D., FACP
Thomas Jefferson University
Medical Oncology


Harvey J Murff, M.D, M.P.H
Vanderbilt University
Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health


Nicholas Petrelli, M.D.

Christiana Care Health System
Surgical Oncology


Leonard Saltz, M.D.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Gastrointestinal Oncology


Joel E. Tepper, M.D.
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Radiation Oncology

Meet the Immunotherapy Work Group

Fight Colorectal Cancer leads a CRC Immunotherapy (IO) Work Group full of experts and innovative thinkers from around the world. This work group wrote a white paper on next steps for CRC immunotherapy and continues to meet to discuss priorities for colorectal cancer immunotherapy research. The following individuals have participated in our IO Work Group.

Dr. Al B. Benson, III
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University

Dr. Aimee Murphy
Audro Biotech

Dr. Emily Chan
Vanderbilt University Ingram Cancer Center

Dr. Dustin Deming
University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center

Dr. Luis Diaz
Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

Dr. Franck Housseau
Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

Dr. S. Peter Kang

Dr. Smitha Krishnamurth
Case Western University

Dr. Dung T. Le
Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

Dr. Wells Messersmith
University of Colorado

Dr. Cynthia L. Sears
Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

Dr. Neil Segal
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Dr. Arvin Yang
Bristol-Myers Squibb

Dr. Rebecca Moss
Bristol-Myers Squibb

Dr. Edward Cha

Dr. Tom Marsilje
Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation

Dr. Scott Kopetz
MD Anderson

Dr. Michael Morse
Duke Cancer Institute

Dr. Elizabeth Jaffee
Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

Dr. Stanley Hamilton
MD Anderson

Dr. Christopher Lieu
University of Colorado

Dr. Arthur Brodsky
Cancer Research Institute

Cindy York
James Cancer Center Ohio State University

Dr. Christopher Heery
National Institute of Health (NIH)

Dr. Richard M. Goldberg
James Cancer Center Ohio State University

Dr. Vanessa Lucy
Cancer Research Institute

Dr. Wolf Fridman

Dr. Jill O’Donnell-Tormey
Cancer Research Institute

Nancy Roach
Fight Colorectal Cancer

Andrea (Andi) Dwyer
Fight CRC/University of Colorado

Anjee Davis
Fight Colorectal Cancer

Keavy McAbee
Fight Colorectal Cancer

Sharyn Worrall
Fight Colorectal Cancer