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

Karen Basen-Engquist

Karen Basen-Engquist, PhD
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Cheryl Thompson
Case Western Reserve University

Peter Kanetsky, PhD, MPH
Moffitt Cancer Center

Elena Martinez, PhD
UC San Diego, Moores Cancer Center

Special Interest Group Chairs

Lifestyles, Energy Balance, and Chemoprevention

Marji McCullough, ScD

Cancer Health

Theresa Hastert, PhD, MPP

Molecular Epidemiology & Environment

Elizabeth Hibler, PhD, MPH

Early Detection & Risk Prediction

Jasmin Tiro, PhD

Behavioral Science & Health Communication

Carmina Valle, PhD

Survivorship & Health Outcomes

Erin Kent, PhD

Global Cancer

Ramzi Salloum, PhD

Early Career

Allison Burton-Chase, 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