Chief, Section of Breast Surgery, New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Leader, Multidisciplinary Breast Oncology Programs, New York-Presbyterian David H. Koch Center
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, New York
For significantly advancing the understanding of the etiology of breast cancers in African and African American women through her innovative and groundbreaking international program focusing on the study of triple negative breast cancer in women with African ancestry. Her seminal work regarding the interplay of genetics and the social determinants of health continues to have a far-reaching global impact as her findings become translated into better treatment options for all women with triple-negative breast cancers.
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.