Research Advisory Board

The Family Reach Research Advisory Board is a select group of oncologists and healthcare professionals committed to elevating awareness around the financial toxicity of cancer. Family Reach partners with members of the Research Advisory Board on research initiatives and clinical interventions that identify causes and potential solutions for this national crisis. Evidence generated through this work will support policy transformation designed to reduce cancer treatment-related financial burden and improve cancer patients’ outcomes.


Peter C. Adamson, MD

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Children’s Oncology Group
Blue Ribbon Panel, National Cancer Moonshot


Kira Bona, MD, MPH

Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

Joe Chabot, MS

Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer & Blood Disorders Center


Lorraine T. Dean, ScD

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


David Hong, MD

MD Anderson Cancer Center


Anthony Meluch, MD

Tennessee Oncology Group
Sarah Cannon Research Institute


Ryan Nipp, MD

Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital


Scott Ramsey, MD

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
University of Washington


Veena Shankaran, MD

University of Washington School of Medicine
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center


Lillie D. Shockney, RN

John Hopkins Breast Center
Association of Oncology Nurse Navigators


Jonas de Souza, MD

University of Chicago

Dr. Yousuf Zafar

Yousuf Zafar, MD

Duke Cancer Center