Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology);
Associate Cancer Center Director, Experimental Therapeutics,
Yale School of Medicine,
New Haven, Connecticut
For exemplary leadership in drug development and translational cancer therapeutics and for her pioneering work on early phase clinical investigation of novel therapies and combination strategies for advanced cancers. Her unwavering and inexhaustible efforts in the design, conduct, analysis, and knowledge dissemination of early phase cancer clinical trials have created paradigm shifts in the treatment of cancer malignancies.
The AACR and Bristol-Myers Squibb established this award in 1996 to recognize outstanding achievements in clinical cancer research. The award honors Dr. Joseph H. Burchenal, honorary member and past president of the AACR, and a major figure in clinical cancer research. To learn more, please visit the press release.