Christina Curtis, PhD
AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Basic Cancer Research

Christina Curtis, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine and Genetics and Endowed Scholar, Stanford University
Director, Breast Cancer Translational Research and Co-Director, Molecular Tumor Board
Stanford Cancer Institute Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Investigator
Stanford, California

For her paradigm-shifting research on tumor evolution, including the Big Bang model which explains how treatment-naïve cancers grow in the absence of therapeutic influence. She further developed this fundamental milestone in cancer research to explain the tendency that some cancers have to disseminate and metastasize, with implications for improved patient stratification and emergent diagnostic approaches for early cancer and pre-cancer detection.

The AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Basic Cancer Research was established by the AACR to recognize an early-career investigator for meritorious achievements in basic cancer research. The award is intended to recognize an individual who has not yet reached 46 years of age at the time of their award presentation. To learn more, please visit the press release.