Susan E. Hankinson, ScD
AACR-American Cancer Society Award for Research Excellence in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Susan E. Hankinson, ScD

Distinguished Professor of Epidemiology
Associate Dean for Research, School of Public Health Sciences and Health Sciences
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, Massachusetts

For her remarkable contributions to the fields of cancer epidemiology, biomarkers, prevention and the etiology of breast cancer and for leading the first large-scale blood and urine collections in women for biomarker discovery utilizing novel biospecimen collection protocols she developed, including one that collected samples timed in a woman’s menstrual cycle. Her seminal work revealed profound insights into the association of sex hormones, and other hormones, with breast cancer risk and cumulatively has provided critical new knowledge into the hormonal etiology of breast cancer in both pre and postmenopausal women.

The AACR-American Cancer Society Award for Research Excellence in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention was established by the AACR and the American Cancer Society in 1992 to recognize outstanding research accomplishments in the fields of cancer epidemiology, biomarkers, and prevention. To learn more, please visit the press release

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