Niess-Gain Professor of Surgery
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Public Health Sciences
Deputy Director, Institute for Public Health,
Washington University School of Medicine,
St. Louis, MO
In recognition of pioneering contributions to translating epidemiological studies to reduce cancer health disparities and for facilitating significant reductions in late-stage breast cancer diagnoses in African American women by pursuing the identification of genetic drivers that contribute to aggressive breast cancer subtypes in this population.
This AACR lectureship recognizes an investigator whose novel and significant work has had or may have a far-reaching impact on the etiology, detection, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of cancer health disparities. Dr. Colditz presented his award lecture titled “Making progress, together: An inclusive, broad-based approach to reducing excess burden of breast cancer among African American women in St. Louis with lessons for national implementation” Friday, October 2, 2020, during the 14th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved. To learn more, please visit the press release.