The American Society of Preventive Oncology (ASPO) is a multi-disciplinary society which, through a variety of professional education activities which take place surrounding its annual meeting, is primarily committed to serving as an advocate for cancer prevention and control research.


ASPO is the organization for accelerating progress towards cancer prevention and control.


To foster the continuing development of investigators and other professionals involved in cancer prevention and control, and the exchange and translation of scientific information to reduce the cancer burden

Executive Committee

Peter Kanetsky, PhD, MPH
Cancer Center

Cheryl Thompson
Case Western Reserve University

Polly Newcomb, PhD
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Karen Basen-Engquist, PhD
UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Special Interest Group Chairs

Lifestyles, Energy Balance, and Chemoprevention

Elisa Bandera, MD, PhD

Cancer Health

Aimee James, PhD

Molecular Epidemiology & Environment

Katherine Reeves, MPH, PhD

Early Detection & Risk Prediction

Mira Katz, PhD

Behavioral Science & Health Communication

David Cavallo, PhD

Survivorship & Health Outcomes

Katherine Sterba, PhD

International Issues
in Cancer

Tomi Akinyemiju, PhD

Early Career

Hazel Nichols, PhD

At-Large Executive Committee Members

Sandi Pruitt, PhD
UT – Southwestern

Li Li, MD, PhD
Case Western Reserve University

Shine Chang, PhD
UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

ASPO National Office

Heidi Sahel
ASPO National Office
330 WARF Bldg., 610 Walnut Street
Madison, WI 53705
Phone: (608) 263-9515
Fax: (608) 263-4497
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