Clifford Hudis, MD, Chairman
BCRF Scientific Advisory Board
Clifford Hudis, MD, is Chief of the Breast Cancer Medicine Service and Attending Physician at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York City. He is also a Professor of Medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical College.
Clifford Hudis, MD, Chairman of BCRF Scientific Advisory Board, is Chief of the Breast Cancer Medicine Service and Attending Physician at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York City. He is also a Professor of Medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical College and the current President of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).
A 1983 graduate of the Medical College of Pennsylvania (a combined 6 year BA/MD program with Lehigh University), Dr. Hudis joined the MSKCC faculty in 1991, where he is co-Leader of the Breast Disease Management Team. He is also co-Chair of the Breast Committee of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology (formerly Cancer and Leukemia Group B). In addition, Dr. Hudis is a member of the Steering Committees of the Translational Breast Cancer Research Consortium (TBCRC) and the North American Breast Cancer Group (NABCG), and a member of National Cancer Institute’s Breast Cancer Correlative Science Committee.
Dr. Hudis’s research includes the development of a wide range of novel drugs and the study of relevant correlative science endpoints in breast cancer. With his collaborators both at MSKCC and beyond, he has focused his BCRF-supported research on understanding the mechanisms that link diet, obesity, inflammation, and breast cancer risk and outcomes. Building on their discoveries of low grade inflammation in association with overweight and obesity they are now studying interventions that may reduce the risk of breast cancer and of its return. In 2007, Dr. Hudis was appointed as Chairman of BCRF’s Scientific Advisory Committee and in 2012 became Chairman of its Scientific Advisory Board.