Areas of Focus

Breast cancer is a complex disease with no simple solution. That's why our researchers are tackling it from every angle. Learn more about our areas of focus and why each is critical to knowing how to fight cancer from the start, slow its progress and one day stop it from occurring altogether.

Tumor Biology

Understanding the basic biology of breast cancer is allowing us to get to the very core of the disease. Every aspect, from a cancer cell’s genes to the tumor’s environment, is under investigation. Our researchers are exploring the molecules that make up a cancer cell, how and why it transitions from normal to abnormal and why tumors react differently to different treatments. Their efforts are giving us the knowledge to achieve both prevention and a cure.

At the National Cancer Institute as Chief, Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biology, Dr. Stuart Aaronson’s early investigations of mammalian transforming retroviruses led to the discovery of the first normal function of an oncogene and demonstration that genes...

Dr. Kathy S. Albain, FACP is Professor of Medicine at the Stritch School of Medicine of Loyola University Chicago, and was granted tenure in 2005. Dr. Albain is a Dean’s Senior Scholar. She is a member of the Division of Hematology/Oncology and devotes her clinical...

After positions at the National Center for Toxicological Research in Arkansas and Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, Dr. Christine Ambrosone joined the faculty of Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) in 2002, where she now serves as Chair of the...

Michael Andreeff, MD, PhD received his medical degree and doctorate from the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and additional training and faculty appointments at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York, NY, in the Departments of Pathology and...

Dr. Joaquin Arribas is the Director of the Medical Oncology Research Program at Vall d'Hebron University Hospital Research Institute in Barcelona, Spain, where he leads a group focused on the study of growth factors, growth factor receptors, as well as the proteases...

Carlos L. Arteaga obtained his M.D. degree with honors in 1980 at the University of Guayaquil in Guayaquil, Ecuador. He trained in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology at Emory University (Atlanta, GA) and the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio...

Professor Alan Ashworth FRS, is Professor of Molecular Biology, Leader of the Gene Function team in The Breakthrough Breast Cancer Research Centre and CEO of the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR). Alan Ashworth joined the ICR in 1986 as a postdoctoral scientist in...

Molecular biologist Jill Bargonetti is a cancer researcher, and innovator in the education of minorities in science. Dr. Bargonetti began at Hunter College as an Assistant Professor in 1994 and is currently the Chair of the Molecular, Cellular and Development PhD...

Robert Benezra, PhD, is a Member at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer (MSKCC) in the Department of Cell Biology and a Professor of Biology at Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences in New York City. Before he joined MSKCC, Benezra worked at Fred Hutchinson Cancer...

Mina J. Bissell, PhD, is an international authority on the role that the cell microenvironment plays in cancer formation and progression. She has been recognized for her lifetime contributions to the fields of breast cancer research, the enhanced role of extracellular...

Dr. Powel Brown is a medical oncologist and physician-scientist specializing in breast cancer treatment and prevention at the University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he serves as Professor and Chair of the Department of Clinical Cancer Prevention. Dr....

Joan Brugge joined the faculty of the Department of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School in July 1997 and became the Chair of this department in 2004. A graduate of Northwestern University, she did her graduate work at the Baylor College of Medicine, completing her...

In September 2012, Weill Cornell Medical College and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital announced the appointment of Dr. Lewis Cantley as Director of the newly established Weill Cornell Cancer Center. Dr. Cantley is also the Margaret and Herman Sokol Professor at Weill...

Dr. Cardoso is the Director of the Breast Cancer Unit of the Champalimaud Cancer Center in Lisbon, Portugal. Dr Cardoso earned her medical degree at the University of Porto in Portugal and completed fellowships in the Translational Research Unit of the Jules Bordet...

Dr. Jenny C. Chang is Director of the Cancer Center at the Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas. She obtained her medical degree from Cambridge University in England and completed fellowship training in medical oncology at the Royal Marsden Hospital/Institute for Cancer...

Dr. Lewis Chodosh joined the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1994 and currently serves as Chairman of the Department of Cancer Biology. Dr. Chodosh holds appointments as an Professor with Tenure in the Departments of Cancer Biology, Cell...

After receiving his medical degree from Indiana University, Dr. Clarke was an Oncology Fellow at the National Cancer Institute. In 1986, he joined the faculty at the University of Michigan where he was Professor of Internal Medicine and Professor of Cell and...

Dr. Elizabeth Comen is a medical oncologist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center with a practice devoted to the study and treatment of patients with all stages of breast cancer. Her research focuses on the mechanisms by which breast cancer metastasizes and spreads...

Dr. Robert L. Comis, President and Chairman of the Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups, is Group Chair of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG), and Professor of Medicine and Director of the Drexel University Clinical Trials Research Center in Philadelphia,...

Dr. Cortez graduated summa cum laude from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana with Highest Honors in Biology and Biochemistry. He received his doctorate in 1997 in Molecular Cancer Biology from Duke University. After post-doctoral training as a Jane Coffin...

Dr. Cryns received his bachelor's degree summa cum laude in biochemistry from Harvard, his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and he did specialty training in endocrinology at Massachusetts General Hospital. His laboratory focuses on mechanisms of cell death....

Dr. Curtis is an Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California and a member of the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, where she leads the Cancer Systems Biology Group. She obtained her bachelor of...

Dr. Nancy E. Davidson FACP is the Director University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Cancer Center and Associate Vice Chancellor for Cancer Research at the University of Pittsburgh since February 2009. Dr. Davidson...

Dr. H. Shelton Earp is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. After a medical internship at Vanderbilt and service in the army, he returned to Chapel Hill where he performed his residency and fellowship, joining the faculty in 1976. He is...

Originally from the United Kingdom, Matthew Ellis completed his initial medical training in the U.K. at the Universities of Cambridge and London before coming to the United States in 1991 as a Medical Research Council of Great Britain Traveling Fellow at the Lombardi...

Dr. Stanislav Emelianov is a Cockrell Family Professor and the Director of Ultrasound Imaging and Therapeutics Research Laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at University of Texas at Austin. Furthermore, Dr. Emelianov is co-Director of the University...

Dr. Charis Eng is the Chair and founding Director of the Genomic Medicine Institute of the Cleveland Clinic, as well as the founding Director and attending clinical cancer geneticist of the institute’s clinical component, the Center for Personalized Genetic Healthcare...

Laura Esserman is Professor of Surgery and Radiology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and the Director of the UCSF/Mt. Zion Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center. Dr. Esserman received her undergraduate degree from Harvard and her MD from Stanford...

Dr. Esteva received his MD and PhD degrees from the University of Zaragoza School of Medicine in Spain. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Cooper Hospital/University Medical Center (Camden, NJ). He continued on to Georgetown University...

Dr. Andrew Ewald received his doctorate in Biophysics & Embryology from the California Institute of Technology and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has spent the past decade developing imaging, genetic,...

Zhen Fan was awarded his medical degree in 1985 from the Medical School of Shanghai Medical University, one of the most prestigious medical schools in China. In 1988, Dr. Fan completed additional studies at the Graduate School of the same university. He received...

Dr. Jim Ford is a medical oncologist and geneticist at Stanford, devoted to studying the genetic basis of breast cancer development, treatment and prevention. Dr. Ford graduated in 1984 Magna Cum Laude (Biology) from Yale University where he later received his M.D....

Dr. Garber is the Director of the new Cancer Genetics and Prevention Disease Center at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She founded the Friends of Dana-Farber Cancer Risk and Prevention Clinic, one of the first devoted...

Dr. Sharon Giordano is a Professor with tenure at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in the Department of Breast Medical Oncology and Chair of the Department of Health Services Research. Dr. Giordano received her undergraduate degree from Yale...

Dr. Gradishar is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine, at the Feinberg School Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois, and a member of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of...

Mark I. Greene received his MD in 1972 from the University of Manitoba in Canada and his Ph.D. in Immunochemistry from the same institution in 1977. Mark Greene also received the FRCP from the Royal College in 1976. In 1976 Dr. Greene moved from Canada to Harvard...

Dr. Daniel Haber is Director of the MGH Cancer Center and the Isselbacher/Schwartz Professor of Oncology at Harvard Medical School. His laboratory interests have focused on cancer genetics, including the etiology of the pediatric kidney cancer Wilms tumor and genetic...

Dr. Bruce G. Haffty is currently Professor and Chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and New Jersey Medical School and Associate Director of the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. His medical school training was at...

Adrian L. Harris, MD, DPhil is the Professor of Medical Oncology at the University of Oxford and Director of the Cancer Research UK Medical Oncology Unit. He is a Consulting Medical Oncologist at the National Health Service, Oxford Radcliffe Hospital Trust. The Trust...

Dr. Lyndsay Harris is a nationally recognized expert in breast cancer treatment and research. She joined the faculty of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in March 2012. Formerly, she was an Associate Professor of Medicine, Medical Oncology, at the Yale...

Daniel Fleming Hayes, MD, is the Director of the Breast Oncology Program at the University of Michigan Cancer Center, where he is also a Professor of Medicine. The University of Michigan is a federally designated Comprehensive Cancer Center that has placed a particular...

Dr. Rachel Hazan received her PhD from George Washington University in 1990. She accomplished her thesis work in the laboratory of Dr. Joseph Schlessinger where she studied the role of Her2/neu signal transduction in breast cancer. During this work, she characterized...

Dr. James Hicks received his doctorate in Molecular Biology and Genetics from the University of Oregon, after which he completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Genetics at Cornell University. He first joined the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory as a Senior Staff...

Dr. Chi-Chen Hong received her doctorate in Epidemiology from the University of Toronto in 2004, and completed postdoctoral training with Dr. Christine Ambrosone at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI). She joined the staff of RPCI in 2008 as an Assistant Member in the...

Dr. Horwitz is a graduate of Barnard College, received a Master's degree from New York University, and a Doctoral degree from the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. She then joined the Department of Medicine faculty at the University of...

Dr. Susan Band Horwitz is a Distinguished University Professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Associate Director for Therapeutics at the Albert Einstein Cancer Center. She grew up in Boston and after graduating from Bryn Mawr College, received her PhD...

Dr. Hricak is Chair of the Department of Radiology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She holds a senior position within the Program of Molecular Pharmacology and Chemistry at the Sloan-Kettering Institute, is a professor at Gerstner Sloan-Kettering Graduate...

Dirk Iglehart is Anne E. Dyson Professor of Women's Cancers and Surgery, at Brigham and Women's Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. After graduation from Harvard Medical School, he went on to do his surgical residency at Duke University Medical Center in Durham,...

Dr. Ince is an Associate Professor of Pathology and director of Tumor Stem Cell Division at the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. After receiving his MD at Hacettepe University in Ankara, Dr. Ince received a PhD...

Dr. James Ingle is Professor of Oncology and Foust Professor in Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. He is the leader of breast cancer research in the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center serving as Program Co-Leader of the Women's Cancer Program with responsibility for...

Dr. Neil Iyengar is a Fellow in Medical Oncology and Hematology in the Breast Medicine Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine and completed his internal medicine residency training at the...

Dr. Joyce is an Associate Member in the Cancer Biology Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) and an Associate Professor in Weill Cornell University Graduate School of Medical Sciences. She received her doctorate in Biology from the University of...

Dr. William G. Kaelin, Jr. obtained his undergraduate and medical degrees from Duke University and completed his training in internal medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he served as chief medical resident. He was a clinical fellow in medical oncology at the...

Benita Katzenellenbogen is Swanlund Professor of Physiology, Cell and Structural Biology, and director of a breast cancer research group at the University of Illinois and University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign. She is an internationally known...

Mary-Claire King is American Cancer Society Research Professor of Genetics and Medicine at the University of Washington. Work in her lab focuses on genetic analysis of breast and ovarian cancer. Dr. King was the first to prove that breast cancer is inherited in some...

Dr. Peter Kuhn received his doctorate in Physics from State University of New York, Albany. He is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology at The Scripps Research Institute. Dr. Kuhn’s laboratory has developed a reliable way to...

Dr. Charlotte Kuperwasser is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anatomy and Cellular Biology at Tufts University School of Medicine and an investigator at the Molecular Oncology Research Institute (MORI) at Tufts Medical Center. She has been working in breast...

Dr. Joshua LaBaer is one of the nation's foremost investigators in the rapidly expanding field of personalized medicine. Formerly director of the Harvard Institute of Proteomics (HIP), he was recently recruited to ASU's Biodesign Institute as the first Piper...

A major focus of Dr. de Lange's research is to isolate the protein components in human telomeres and understand their roles in the cell. Several years ago, this work yielded an unexpected breakthrough, when Dr. de Lange and a collaborator at the University of North...

Dr. Adrian Lee is Director of the Women’s Cancer Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. He obtained his doctorate in Breast Biology from the University of Surrey in Guildford, UK and trained as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of...

Dr. Lee received her master's of science training in Developmental Biology at National Taiwan Normal University and PhD training in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. She was an assistant professor at the University of...

Karen Liby earned her PhD from the University of Cincinnati and then joined the laboratory of Michael B. Sporn, a pioneer in the field of chemoprevention. She currently is a member of the Department of Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. She was awarded the Wilson S...

Dr. Rosette Lidereau received her PhD (1987) from Paris University, France. From 1992 - 2013 she served as a Research Director of the INSERM (Institut National des Sciences et de la Recherche Médicale), where from 2000-2013 she was in charge of the head of the INSERM...

Dr. Nancy Uan-Tsin Lin is a medical oncologist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Clinical Director of the Breast Oncology Center at Dana-Farber, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Lin received her medical degree at Harvard Medical School...

Dr. Marc E. Lippman, MACP, was named the Kathleen and Stanley Glaser Professor of Medicine at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, and was named Chairman of the Department of Medicine in May 2007. Previously Dr. Lippman was the John G. Searle...

Dr. Zhe-Bin Liu obtained her doctorate from the Department of Breast Surgery of Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center, which is one of the top medical institutions in China. During this period, she has conducted a number of clinical and translational research...

Dr. Livingston received his A.B. from Harvard in 1961 and his M.D. from Tufts Medical School in 1965. He undertook his clinical training in internal medicine at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and his scientific training at the NCI and at Harvard Medical School. He joined...

Dr. Richard R. Love is the Scientific Director of the International Breast Cancer Research Foundation (IBCRF). For the past 25 years Dr. Love has been involved with and has led clinical trials of hormonal therapies in breast cancer, and for the last 20 years he has...

Joan H. Marks is Co-Director of The New York Breast Cancer Study, a research project examining the role of breast cancer genes in increasing the incidence of breast cancer in Ashkenazi Jewish women. From 1972 to 1998 Joan Marks directed two unique graduate programs...

Dr. Hayley McDaid received her PhD from Queens University Belfast, where she characterized the role of the RIá subunit of the cAMP-dependent protein kinase A in ovarian and breast cancer and utilized a cAMP modulator to suppress the growth of cancer cells lines...

Dr. Merajver was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She began her graduate studies in physics at the University of Buenos Aires but continued at the University of Maryland after she emigrated to the US, due to the difficult political situation in Argentina in the early...

Dr. Kathy Miller is Associate Professor and Sheila D. Ward Scholar at the Indiana University School of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology. She is an active member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group and the...

Dr. Mills earned his MD and his PhD in biochemistry from the University of Alberta. From 1985 to 1994, Dr. Mills was a member of the faculty of the University of Toronto, rising to the rank of Associate Professor in the departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology,...

Dr. Marsha A. Moses is the Julia Dyckman Andrus Professor at Harvard Medical School and the Director of the Vascular Biology Program at Children's Hospital Boston. She received a doctorate in Biochemistry from Boston University and completed a National Institutes of...

Dr. Muss is currently Professor of Medicine at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and Director of Geriatric Oncology at the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. His major research interests are breast cancer, with emphasis on the treatment of older women...

Paul Nurse, who shared the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, was president of The Rockefeller University from 2003 to 2011. He had previously served as Chief Executive of Cancer Research UK, the largest cancer research organization outside the United States...

The main interest of Dr. Oesterreich's laboratory is to further our understanding of hormone action in breast cancer, with the ultimate goal of using this knowledge for improved diagnosis and endocrine treatment of breast cancer patients. Specifically, Dr. Oesterreich'...

Kenneth Offit is Chief of the Clinical Genetics Service in the Department of Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He is also Professor of Medicine and Public Health at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and Vice Chairman of the Program in...

Funmi Olopade directs a multidisciplinary clinical and laboratory research program in cancer genetics at the University of Chicago Medical Center. This program helps speed the transfer of basic research in cancer genetics to the benefit of people. Dr. Olopade combines...

Dr. Osborne was born in St. Louis, Missouri and received his AB and his MD from the University of Missouri, both with honors. He completed his internship and residency at Johns Hopkins and followed this with three years as a Clinical Associate at the Medicine Branch of...

Dr. Clodia Osipo received her doctorate in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry from Loyola University Chicago. She did her postdoctoral fellowship at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. Dr. V....

Dr. Park is an Associate Professor of Oncology with a Joint Appointment in the Whiting School of Engineering. He grew up in Saginaw, Michigan and attended The University of Chicago receiving his A.B. degree in Biology in 1989. He then pursued dual degree training at...

Dr. Mark D. Pegram is the first director of the Breast Cancer Oncology Program at Stanford Women’s Cancer Center. He is also the co-director of Stanford’s Molecular Therapeutics Program. He is a renowned clinician and scholar in breast cancer research and a leader in...

Dr. Perou is a member of the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Carolina Center for Genome Sciences, and the Scientific Director of the UNC Genomics and Bioinformatics Core Facility. He received his Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the Department...

Dr. Pestell's research has made significant contributions to understanding cell cycle regulation and the aberrations that can lead to cells turning cancerous. His laboratory was the first to show that nuclear receptors (estrogen and androgen receptors) are acetylated,...

Dr. Piccart is Professor of Oncology at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and Director of Medicine at the Jules Bordet Institute, in Brussels, Belgium. Earning her medical degrees at the ULB and oncology qualifications in New York and London, she is also member...

Dr. Lori Pierce received her medical degree from Duke University in 1985 and completed residency in Radiation Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania in 1989. Pierce was a senior investigator in the Radiation Oncology Branch at the National Cancer Institute (NCI)...

Dr. Kornelia Polyak is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and in the Department of Medical Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She is also Principal Investigatorat the Harvard Stem Cell Institute. The goal of Dr. Polyak’s laboratory is to...

Bruce Ponder obtained his BA degree with First Class Honours in 1965 at the University of Cambridge, and qualified in medicine (MB, BChir) in 1968 from Cambridge and St Thomas' Hospital, London. He trained in internal medicine in various NHS posts in London, and...

Dr. Porter obtained her medical degree in 1987 from the University of New Mexico and completed her residency in Pathology at the University of Washington where she was a recipient of the American Cancer Society Clinical Oncology Fellowship. She joined the FHCRC in 1993...

Dr. Michael F. Press is a board certified pathologist who has authored or co-authored more than 180 papers and is recognized for his work in characterizing molecular genetic alterations of breast cancer. He is a Surgical Pathologist at the USC+Los Angeles County...

Dr. Lajos Pusztai is Chief of the Breast Medical Oncology Section at Yale University Cancer Center and Co-Director of the Cancer Center Genomics and Genetics Program at Yale. He previously led the breast cancer pharmacogenomics program at University of Texas MD...

Andrea Richardson is an Associate Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School. She received her MD and PhD degrees in 1991 from University of Texas Southwestern Medical and Graduate Schools. Her graduate work in Dallas involved the molecular analysis of...

Dr. David Rimm is a Professor in the Department of Pathology at the Yale University School of Medicine. He completed an MD-PhD at Johns Hopkins University Medical School followed by a Pathology Residency at Yale and a Cytopathology Fellowship at the Medical College of...

Mark Robson, MD, is an Associate Attending Physician of the Clinical Genetics and Breast Cancer Medicine Services in the Department of Medicine at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He received his B.Sc. from Washington and Lee University and his M.D. from the...

Dr. Rosen is a Member in the Department of Medicine and in the Molecular Pharmacology and Chemistry Program at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where he serves as Head of Developmental Therapeutics. He is also a Professor of Pharmacology, Cell Biology and...

Dr. Hope S. Rugo is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where she directs Breast Cancer and Clinical Trial Education. Her...

Regina Santella is Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, and Director of the NIEHS (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) Center for Environmental Health in Northern Manhattan, of the...

Dr. Schiff is Associate Professor at the Baylor College of Medicine, Sue...

Dr. Sharma is an Associate Professor in the Department of Oncology, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins. She obtained her doctorate in Molecular Biology and Oncology from the University of Delhi. She then completed fellowships at both the...

A native of Canada, Dr. Slingerland received her MD from the University of Toronto in 1983, followed by a Fellowship in Internal Medicine with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada. In 1987, she was certified by the American Board in Internal Medicine...

Dr. Sotiriou earned a medical degree from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium in 1993. He did his internal medicine/oncology residency at the Jules Bordet Institute (Profs. J. Klastersky, M. Piccart), and he earned his specialty in internal medicine and medical...

Dr. Joseph Sparano is Professor of Medicine and Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women's Health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Associate Chairman of the Department of Oncology at Montefiore Medical Center. He currently serves as the faculty...

Michael B. Sporn received his MD degree at the University of Rochester, and then started a 35-year career at the National Institutes of Health, where he became the Chief of the Laboratory of Chemoprevention in the National Cancer Institute in 1978. In the 1980's his...

Dr. Storniolo is a Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Hematology/Oncology Section at the I.U. School of Medicine. She earned her medical degree at the Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, California. She then completed her Internal Medicine residency...

Dr. Swanton completed the MD PhD program at University College London and his doctorate in the laboratory of Nic Jones at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund Laboratories where he established the subversion of cell cycle control by the Kaposi's Sarcoma Herpes virus...

Dr. Szallasi received his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from the University of Medicine in Debrecen, Hungary in 1988. He did his postdoctoral research in the field of molecular pharmacology of cancer at the National Cancer Institute. As a faculty member, first at the...

Sohail Tavazoie graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, and completed an MD-PhD program at Harvard-MIT followed by residency training in Internal Medicine at Brigham...

Dr. Terry is an Associate Professor of Public Health. Dr. Terry is a cancer epidemiologist and has been involved in case-control studies of breast and colorectal cancer for over ten years. She is currently working on a New York cohort study to examine early life...

Dr. Ilan Tsarfaty received his BSc. (1983), MSc. (1986) and PhD (1990) from Tel Aviv University. From 1991-1994, he served as a postdoctoral research associate, in the ABL-Basic Research Program at the National Cancer Institute's Frederick Cancer Research and...

Dr. George F. Vande Woude received his M.S. (1962) and Ph.D. (1964) from Rutgers University. From 1964-1972, he served first as a postdoctoral research associate, then as a research virologist for the US Department of Agriculture at Plum Island Animal Disease Center....

Dr. Geoffrey M. Wahl is a Professor in the Gene Expression Laboratory at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, CA and an Adjunct Professor at University of California, San Diego. He received his bachelor’s degree in Bacteriology at UCLA and his doctorate from Harvard. Dr....

Zhigang Charles Wang received his MD from Shanghai Second Medical University in Shanghai, China and his PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from New York Medical College. His resident training in pathology was completed at Rie-Jing Hospital in China and his post-...

Dr. Weinberg is a founding member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and the Daniel K. Ludwig Professor for Cancer Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is also the first Director of the Ludwig Cancer Center at MIT. He is an...

After completing his BA, MD, and internship at Ohio State University and Washington University, Dr. Weiss was recruited to the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the University of Michigan in 1978. Most recently, Dr. Weiss served as the Division Chief of Molecular...

Dr. Wicha has been a major leader in the science of cancer stem cells. His group was part of the team that first identified breast cancer stem cells, the first such cells identified in solid tumors. His laboratory has identified a number of cancer stem cell markers and...

Dr. Wigler grew up in Garden City, on Long Island, New York. He attended Princeton University as an undergraduate, and Columbia University for graduate studies. After graduate school, he commenced his independent scientific studies at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory,...

Dr. Eric P. Winer is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chief, Division of Women's Cancers and the Thompson Senior Investigator in Breast Cancer Research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He is also Co-Chair of the Breast Committee of the Alliance for...

Dr. Wolff received his medical degree from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil, 1986). He completed an Internal Medicine residency at the Mount Sinai Medical Center (New York, 1991) and Medical Oncology fellowship at Johns Hopkins (Baltimore, 1995). He...

Norman Wolmark, MD is Chairman and Principal Investigator of the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP), which is primarily funded by the National Cancer Institute and is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is also Professor and Chairman of Human...

Dr. Gerburg Wulf is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an Attending Physician in the Breast Oncology Group at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and the Dana-Farber Harvard Cancer Center. She received her medical school and...

Dr. Xiang (Shawn) Zhang is an Assistant Professor at Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center of Baylor College of Medicine. He received his doctoral degree from Columbia University in the City of New York. In his graduate work in Dr. Lawrence Chasin’s laboratory, Dr....