The University of Arizona Cancer Center Leadership

Cancer Center Senior Leadership

Andrew Kraft, MD, Cancer Center Director

M. Peter Lance, MD, Acting Deputy Director/Chief Cancer Control Officer

Jesse D. Martinez, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer/Associate Director, Shared Resources

Emad Elquza, MD, Medical Director, North Campus & Orange Grove Campus

Meredith Mullins, JD, MBA, Associate Director of Administration

Lee Cranmer, MD, PhD, Associate Director of Clinical Research

Anne Cress, PhD, Associate Director of Basic Science

Robert Krouse, MD, FACS, Associate Director of Cancer Prevention

Rick Kittles, PhD, Associate Director of Cancer Health Disparities

Emmanuel Katsanis, MD, Associate Director of Translational Research

Yves Lussier, MD, FAMCI, Associate Director of Cancer Bioinformatics


    Scientific Research Program Leaders Cancer Biology

    Nathan A. Ellis, PhD, Cancer Biology

    H-H Sherry Chow, PhD, Cancer Prevention and Control

    Jennifer K. Barton, PhD, Cancer Imaging

    Evan C. Unger, MD, Cancer Imaging


      Multidisciplinary Team Leaders

      Andrew M. Yeager, MD, Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Leukemia

      Robert B. Livingston, MD, Breast

      Emad Elquza, MD, Gastrointestinal

      Frederick Ahmann, MD, Genitourinary

      Setsuko Chambers, MD, Gynecologic

      Linda L. Garland, MD, Lung, Early-Phase Clinical Research

      Daniel Persky, MD, Lymphoma

      Baldassarre Stea, MD, PhD, Neuro-oncology

      Lee Cranmer, MD, PhD, Sarcoma

      James Sligh, MD, PhD, Skin, Melanoma



        Clinical Discipline Leaders

        Andrew M. Yeager, MD, Blood and Marrow Transplantation

        James Sligh, MD, PhD, Dermatology

        Setsuko Chambers, MD, Gynecologic Oncology

        Baldassarre Stea, MD, PhD, Radiation Oncology

        James Warneke, MD, FACS, Surgical Oncology

        Karen Weihs, MD, Psychosocial Oncology


          Institutes and Developing Programs Leaders

          David S. Alberts, MD, Skin Cancer Institute

          Robin Harris, PhD, MPH, Skin Cancer Institute

          Francine C. Gachupin, PhD, MPH, CID, Cancer Health Disparities Institute

          Setsuko K. Chambers, MD, Women's Cancers