About the Editors
Founding Editor and Editor-in-Chief
Dr. Larry Norton is a board-certified medical oncologist with broad interests in cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment. His research concerns the basic biology of cancer, the mathematics of tumor causation and growth and the development of approaches to better diagnosis, prevention and drug treatment of the disease. He is involved in many areas of research including identifying the genes that predispose people to cancer or that cause cancer, developing new drugs, monoclonal antibodies that target growth factor receptors and vaccines. A major milestone in his research career was the development of an approach to therapy called "dose density," or "sequential dose density."
Cliff Hudis is a medical oncologist with research interests in all areas of care related to breast cancer. A particular research focus of his team is the interplay between inflammation, obesity and breast cancer, and they are now actively translating their findings into clinically relevant trials with the potential to reduce the global burden of breast and other cancers.
Kathy S. Albain, MD, FACP
Professor of Medicine, Director Breast Clinical Research Program
Loyola University Chicago
Kathy Albain devotes her clinical practice to patients with breast and lung cancer at Loyola's Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center. Dr. Albain is involved in national research and advisory activities pertaining to breast and lung cancers as well as cancer survivorship and special populations research. She has conducted novel research that addressed gender differences in cancer, survivorship issues and outcome and treatment of special populations.
Debra L. Barton, PhD
Professor of Nursing
University of Michigan
Debra Barton's area of interest and current research focus on improving the quality of life of female cancer survivors, specifically tied to cancer related fatigue, sexual health, menopausal symptoms, complementary therapy and clinical trials. Dr. Barton's program of research has grown out of involvement and subsequently leadership in the Cancer Clinical Trials Network (CCTN) over the past 11 years.
Lisa A. Carey, MD
Distinguished Professorship for Breast Cancer Research
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Lisa Carey's current research seeks to understand the impact of biology of breast cancer subtypes on response to treatment, and analyses of primary and metastatic tumors to understand why some breast cancers spread to other parts of the body and others don't. She is the Medical Director of the UNC Breast Center and Chief of Hematology/Oncology, and Physician-in-Chief of the N.C. Cancer Hospital.
Angelo Di Leo, MD, PhD
Head of Sandro Pitigliani Medical Oncology Unit
Hospital of Prato, Istituto Toscano Tumori
Angelo Di Leo and colleagues are currently studying breast cancers that express estrogen receptors (ER) and HER2, referred to as ER-positive and HER2-positive, respectively. His team will work to identify which patients could safely avoid chemotherapy, and instead receive a CDK4/6 inhibitor with their targeted therapy.
Jorge S. Reis-Filho, MD, PhD
Director of Experimental Pathology
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Jorge Reis-Filho is an affiliate member of the Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program and the Computational Biology Center. Dr. Reis-Filho's research program focuses on the development of an integrated morphological and molecular classification for breast cancers by focusing on special histological types and the identification of novel therapeutic targets for specific subgroups of breast cancer patients, through an integrative analysis of data derived from pathology, massively parallel sequencing and functional genomics.
Joseph A. Sparano, MD
Professor of Medicine & Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Joseph Sparano's research has focused on developmental therapeutic approaches for breast cancer, lymphoma and HIV-associated cancers, and therapeutic application of molecular profiling in cancer. Dr. Sparano serves as Vice Chair of the ECOG-ACRIN Research Group and Vice Chair of the AIDS Malignancy Consortium.
Zoltan Szallasi, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Zoltan Szallasi's postdoctoral research was in the field of molecular pharmacology of cancer at the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Szallasi's group is working on "dual" approaches to answer whether one can identify which patient will respond to a given chemotherapeutic agent or whether there exist different subtypes of genomic instability in breast cancer with prognostic and therapeutic relevance.
Editorial Board Members
Sunil Badve, MD Indiana University School of Medicine, Indiana, USA
Gabor Balázsi, PhD Stony Brook University, New York, USA
John M.S. Bartlett, PhD Ontario Institute for Cancer Research Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Powel H. Brown, MD University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston, Texas, USA
Maggie Cheang, MD The Institute of Cancer Research Surrey, London, UK
Lewis A. Chodosh, MD University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, USA
Carsten Denkert, MD, PhD Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Matthew J. Ellis, BSc, MB, BChir, PhD, FRCP Baylor College of Medicine, Texas, USA
Prudence A. Francis, MD Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia
Benita S. Katzenellenbogen, MD University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA
Seema A. Khan, MD Northwestern University Evanston, Illinois, USA
Adrian V. Lee, PhD University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Ephrat Levy-Lahad, MD Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
Caterina Marchio, PhD University of Turin, Turin, Italy
Stefan Michiels, PhD Université Paris-Sud Paris, Paris, France
Kenneth Offit, MD, MPH Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA
Edith A. Perez, MD Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Stuart J. Schnitt, MD Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts, USA
Valerie Speirs, PhD Leeds Institute of Cancer & Pathology, Leeds, United Kingdom
Anne Vincent-Salomon, PhD Institut Curie Paris, Paris, France
Geoffrey M. Wahl, MD Salk Institute La Jolla, California, USA
Jedd Wolchok, MD, PhD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA
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