Dr. Garber Takes AACR Lead!

Congratulations to our friend,Dr. Judy Garber on becoming President of the American Association for Cancer Research.

Dana-Farber’s Judy Garber, MD, MPH, recently began her year-long leadership role as president of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the world’s largest and oldest scientific organization dedicated to cancer.

Founded in 1907, the AACR’s membership includes 30,000 researchers, health care professionals, cancer survivors, and advocates from around the world.

“I am excited to have the opportunity to work with the talented and committed AACR membership to sustain the momentum going forward, and to help attract the most talented young minds to cancer research,” says Dr. Garber, who directs the Center for Cancer Genetics and Prevention. “We are in a period of extraordinary scientific progress in cancer research and exciting translation of that knowledge to benefit patients.”

Dr. Garber has held numerous other leadership positions with the AACR and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Claire W. and Richard P. Morse Research Award and the Tisch Family Outstanding Achievement Award, both from Dana-Farber, and the Statesman Award from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

She is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, a member of the scientific advisory board of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and a member of the scientific advisory council of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

A member of Dana-Farber’s faculty since 1988, Dr. Garber is also a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Her research focuses primarily on breast cancer risk assessment and risk reduction.

Since establishing its grant program in 1993, AACR has awarded nearly $111 million to support 290 deserving research projects.

Courtesy of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

 

 

Since establishing its grant program in 1993, AACR has awarded nearly $111 million to support 290 deserving research projects.

 

 

 

 

 

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