Contacts - Genetic Associations and Mechanisms in Oncology (GAME-ON) Initiative


Project Leadership and Key Personnel

All of the projects use NIH’s Multiple Principal Investigator model,External Web Site Policy in which a lead institution collaborates with multiple sites in the U.S. and internationally. The key personnel for each project are listed below.

ColoRectal Transdisciplinary Study (CORECT) (View abstractExternal Web Site Policy)

Discovery, Biology, and Risk of Inherited Variants in Breast Cancer (DRIVE) (View abstractExternal Web Site Policy)

Elucidating Loci Involved in Prostate Cancer Susceptibility (ELLIPSE) (View abstractExternal Web Site Policy)

Follow-up of Ovarian Cancer Genetic Association and Interaction Studies (FOCI) (View abstractExternal Web Site Policy)

Transdisciplinary Research in Cancer of the Lung (TRICL) (View abstractExternal Web Site Policy)

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Steering Committee

Management of GAME-ON is coordinated through the GAME-ON Steering Committee. The Steering Committee includes Program Officers from the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) and the Division of Cancer Biology (DCB) as well as investigators from each of the five cancer site projects.

Voting Members

* Steering Committee Co-Chair

Non-Voting Members

NCI Participants

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External Advisory Committee

The External Advisory Committee will advise NCI on the overall progress of the Initiative, provide scientific advice to the Steering Committee and Principal Investigators on the overall conduct of the studies, and suggest future courses of action. Committee members were selected based on their areas of expertise.

External Advisory Committee Members:

  • Colin Begg, Ph.D., Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (bioExternal Web Site Policy, pubsExternal Web Site Policy)
  • Michael Boehnke, Ph.D., University of Michigan (bioExternal Web Site Policy, pubsExternal Web Site Policy)
  • Elizabeth Claus, M.D., Ph.D., Yale University (bioExternal Web Site Policy, pubsExternal Web Site Policy)
  • Adi Gazdar, M.B.B.S., University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (bioExternal Web Site Policy, pubsExternal Web Site Policy)
  • Malcolm Mason, M.D., F.R.C.P., F.R.C.R., University of Wales (bioExternal Web Site Policy, pubsExternal Web Site Policy)
  • Deborah Nickerson, Ph.D. (bioExternal Web Site Policy, pubsExternal Web Site Policy)
  • Olofunmilayo Olopade, M.D., F.A.C.P., University of Chicago (bioExternal Web Site Policy, pubsExternal Web Site Policy)
  • Gloria Petersen, Ph.D., Mayo Clinic (bioExternal Web Site Policy, pubsExternal Web Site Policy)
  • Sylvia Plevritis, Ph.D., Stanford University (bioExternal Web Site Policy, pubsExternal Web Site Policy)
  • Sylvia Rickard, Utah Breast Cancer Network
  • Paul Spellman, Ph.D., Oregon Health & Science University (bioExternal Web Site Policy, pubsExternal Web Site Policy)

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NCI Program Officers

For cancer epidemiology questions:

For basic science questions:

For questions related to the GAME-ON grant awards:

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