Judy E. Garber, MD, MPH, Receives AACR Joseph H. Burchenal Memorial Award



Judy E. Garber, MD, MPH

Judy E. Garber, MD, MPH

Judy E. Garber, MD, MPH, Director of the Center for Cancer Genetics and Prevention at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, has been honored by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) for outstanding achievement in clinical cancer research.

Dr. Garber, a medical oncologist and clinical cancer geneticist, received the Joseph H. Burchenal Memorial Award at the AACR Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. Established in 1996, the award is named for the late Joseph H. Burchenal, MD, honorary member and Past President of the AACR. He was a pioneer in the development of chemotherapeutics.

Dr. Garber is affiliated with Dana-Farber’s Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers and is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She established the Cancer Risk and Prevention Clinic at Dana-Farber, the first program of its kind. Dr. Garber has led studies of epidemiology, cancer surveillance, cancer genetics service delivery, and chemoprevention in hereditary cancers. According to a statement from AACR, these landmark achievements have earned Dr. Garber a well-deserved reputation as an international authority and leader in the field of cancer research and clinical care.

Dr. Garber is Past President of the AACR, current member of the AACR Foundation Board, and a Fellow of the AACR Academy. She serves on the National Cancer Advisory Board of the National Cancer Institute and was elected into the National Academy of Medicine in 2013. She also serves as Chair of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation Scientific Advisory Board. ■



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