Deputy Director, Duke Cancer Institute
Professor of Medicine
Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health
Duke University Medical Center
For helping to identify actionable molecular pathways contributing to the aggressive biology of lung, breast, colon and prostate cancer in African American patients, including novel ancestry-related alternative RNA splicing variants that correlate with poor survival outcomes in minority patient populations. These discoveries highlight the critical need to conduct basic, translational, and clinical cancer research studies in diverse populations.
Dr. Patierno will present his award lecture titled “In Pursuit of Cancer Health Equity: Cancer Disparities Research and Intervention Across the Disparities Continuum,” Friday, September 20, 2019, during the 12th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved.