Professor and Chair, Department of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine
J. Taylor Wharton Distinguished Chair in Gynecologic Oncology
Co-director, MD Anderson Clinical Cancer Genetics Program
Director, High Risk Ovarian Cancer Screening Clinic
Director, Uterine Cancer Research Program
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
For her fundamental studies of endometrial cancer in Lynch Syndrome and defining criteria to identify and medically manage women with Lynch Syndrome and for leading efforts in the prevention of hereditary endometrial and ovarian cancers in Lynch Syndrome, the prevention of ovarian cancer in women with germline mutations of BRCA1 or BRCA2, and the prevention of sporadic endometrial cancer in obese women. Her innovative prospective national clinical trials have focused on the identification of tissue biomarkers and prevention of endometrial cancer in women with Lynch Syndrome, ovarian cancer screening and novel prevention strategies in high-risk women, and expanded opportunities for genetic testing to identify women at increased risk for cancer.
This award recognizes five prominent and influential female cancer researchers who have made outstanding contributions to the fundamental understanding, prevention, and/or treatment of breast or any form of gynecologic cancer. To learn more, please visit the press release.