About the Editors
Larry Norton, MD
Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center
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."
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.
Zoltan Szallasi, MD
Asst. Prof. of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Zoltan Szallasi, MD is a senior research scientist in the Computational Health Informatics Program, at Children’s Hospital, Boston, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Szallasi's group has been applying genomics to characterize key cancer associated biological processes. His main work is focusing around detecting and quantifying DNA repair deficiencies in breast cancer and other solid tumors using next generation sequencing data. The main goal of this work is to enable synthetic lethality driven cancer therapies that target aberrations in specific DNA repair pathways such as homologous recombination or nucleotide excision repair.
Senior Managing Editor
Tillie has worked in open access publishing for more than 5 years, having previously managed several BMC Series titles. She has also worked for a mental health research charity, where she coordinated patient and public involvement workstreams for several clinical trials. She has a Master of Research in Veterinary Microbiology from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London. She is based in Springer Nature's London office.
Sunil S Badve, MD
Prof. and Vice Chair, Dept. of Pathology and Lab Medicine
Sunil Badve, M.D., FRCPath, is the Vice Chair, and Director of the Pathology Cancer Program at Emory University. He is a surgical pathologist and a translational researcher in breast cancer for over 20 years. Dr. Badve has been recognized by the Scholar Award from Susan G. Komen for the Cure (2010-2018 and Current 2022-2025) as Best Doctor and has received the AACR Team Sciences Award (2020) as a member of the TCGA Team. Dr. Badve has served on several committees including – the (NCI) Breast Oncology Local Disease, the ECOG Breast Committees, the AJCC (8th edition) and WHO for breast and thymic cancers. Dr. Badve currently serves on the NCI Breast Cancer Steering Committee, and have served on the Breast Cancer Correlative Sciences Committee, and the ASCO-CAP committee to develop guidelines for hormone receptor testing.
Angela DeMichele, MD, MSCE
Jill & Alan Miller Endowed Chair in Breast Cancer Excellence
Prof. of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Angela DeMichele's research focuses on breast cancer therapeutic trials of new agents and evaluation of biomarkers to identify responders, with a special emphasis on preventing recurrence by developing novel approaches to identify and treat minimal residual disease. Ultimately, her goal is to enable more patients to achieve a cure, and to be able to predict, using a variety of types of biomarkers, whether that goal has been reached.
Neil M. Iyengar, MD
Assistant Attending Physician, Breast Medicine Service/Department of Medicine
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Dr. Iyengar leads a research program focused on methods to improve cardiometabolic health as a strategy to reduce breast cancer risk and improve response to cancer therapy. His research also investigates the use of drugs that treat metabolic disorders, such as diabetes and obesity, to improve the effectiveness of cancer therapies. Dr. Iyengar leads the Optimal Living Program, a novel care model that aims to translate research findings from lifestyle intervention trials into clinical practice during and after cancer therapy.
Caterina Marchio, PhD
Assoc. Prof. of Pathology
University Turin at Candiolo Cancer Institute - FPO IRCCS
Caterina Marchiò leads the Research Program of the Pathology Unit at the Candiolo Cancer Institute where her research interests span from histopathogenesis of breast carcinomas to molecular pathology of special histologic types of breast cancer and genetics of HER2-positive and HER2-low carcinomas. She is actively involved in the standardization of preanalytical conditions in Pathology to ensure optimal tissue preservation and quality of DNA, RNA and antigens to guarantee the success of precision medicine.
Steffi Oesterreich, PhD
The Shear Family Foundation Chair in Breast Cancer Research
Prof. of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Dr Oesterreich is a translational breast cancer researcher. Her work focuses on endocrine resistance, invasive lobular breast cancer and metastases. She is Co-Leader of the Cancer Biology Program at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, and Co-Director of the Womens Cancer Research Center at UPMC HCC/Magee Womens Research Institute in Pittsburgh, PA
Andrea L. Richardson, MD, PhD
Assoc. Prof. of Pathology
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Baltimore, MD, USA
Andrea Richardson M.D. Ph.D. is Associate Professor and Director of Pathology for the Johns Hopkins Medicine National Capital Region where she is a practicing physician and translational breast cancer scientist. Her research has focused on characterizing the molecular aberrations in subtypes of breast cancer important for pathogenesis, tumor progression, and tumor response to therapy. Through genomic analysis of tissues, her laboratory identified a DNA damage signature termed NtAI that is high in BRCA-like cancers and predicts for response to certain drugs. Myriad has developed this predictor into a commercial test (MyChoice CDx) which is now available for clinical use. Her current research expands on these findings to study the role of mutational signatures in tumors and cell line models to predict for DNA damage repair defects and drug sensitivity.
Fernando Schmitt, MD, PhD
Prof. of Pathology
Medical Faculty of Porto University
Professor of Pathology at the University of Porto, Director of RISE (Clinical and Translational Research Network of the Medical Faculty) and Head of Molecular Pathology at IPATIMUP.Past-President of the International Society of Breast Pathology and General Secretary and President-elect of the International Academy of Cytology (IAC). He has authored more than 500 papers in peer-review journals, 33 book chapters and he is editor of 6 books. He is widely considered a world-leading expert in cytopathology and breast cancer. His research work is on breast cancer, with emphasis on molecular markers and therapeutic targets.
Priyanka Sharma, MD
Prof., Division of Medical Oncology
University of Kansas Medical Center
In addition to national and institutional leadership roles, Prof Sharma is very actively involved in clinical and translational breast cancer research. Her long-term research goal is to delineate personalized treatment strategies for triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) and BRCA mutation-associated breast cancer. She serves as Translational PI of an ongoing NCI-funded SWOG trial for patients with TNBC (S1416) and as PI of an active translational SWOG study (S9313c) which also focuses on TNBC. Outside of SWOG Prof Sharma has served as PI of several investigator-initiated trials assessing novel therapeutic agents for breast cancer.
Joseph A. Sparano, MD
Prof. 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.
Clifford A. Hudis, MD
Chief, Breast Cancer Medicine Service
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
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.
Stephanie Koo is a senior editor of the Cancer Team in Nature Communications, where she handles manuscripts in the areas of cancer cell biology and cancer molecular biology. She received her PhD in cancer biology from National University of Singapore and completed two postdoctoral works that focused on kinase signalling, transcription factors, and breast cancer development. She is based in Springer Nature’s London office.
Editorial Board Members
Kathy S. Albain, MD, FACP Loyola University Chicago, IL, USA
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
Debra L. Barton, PhD University of Michigan, MI, USA
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
Ian E. Krop, MD, PhD Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Medical School, MA, USA
Adrian V. Lee, PhD University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Ephrat Levy-Lahad, MD Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
Sherene Loi, MD, PhD University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
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
Dipali Sharma, PhD Professor of Oncology, Johns Hopkins, 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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