President and Chief Executive Officer
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York
For celebrated contributions to the understanding and targeting of pancreas cancer metastasis, including work that has assisted with the development of minnelide, a pro-drug of triptolide for the treatment of pancreas and gastrointestinal cancers that is currently in phase II clinical trials, and for steadfast commitment to leading research dedicated to understanding how to eliminate cancer and health disparities.
The AACR-Minorities in Cancer Research Jane Cooke Wright Lectureship was first presented in 2006. The lectureship is intended to recognize an outstanding scientist who has made meritorious contributions to the field of cancer research and who has, through leadership or by example, furthered the advancement of minority investigators in cancer research. To learn more, please visit the press release.
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