Principal investigators named for international scholars in breast cancer research program

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the Avon Foundation are pleased to announce the first eight Principal Investigators for their new Avon Foundation-AACR International Scholars in Breast Cancer Research Program a joint effort to promote the career development of promising research scientists working on breast cancer in Eastern Europe, Asia, and Latin America, sponsored by the Avon Foundation. These research leaders have achieved the prestigious designation of "Avon Foundation-AACR Scholar Hosts." Each host institution will provide a junior faculty member from a non-U.S. institution with a two-year research experience in the Investigator's laboratory.

The Scholar Hosts for 2004 are:

Christine B. Ambrosone, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Epidemiology
Division of Cancer Prevention & Population Sciences
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Buffalo, N.Y.
Effect of Genetic and Lifestyle Factors on Response to Treatment for Breast Cancer

David M. Livingston, M.D.
Deputy Director, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Cancer Center
Emil Frei Professor of Genetics and Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Department of Cancer Biology
Boston, Mass.
Functional Significance of the BRCA1/Xist Interaction: Reactivation of Silenced X-Linked Genes in Breast and Ovarian Cancer

Bonnie F. Sloane, Ph.D.
Director, Breast Cancer Center of Excellence
Professor and Chair
Department of Pharmacology
School of Medicine
Wayne State University
Detroit, Mich.
Validation of Proteases as Therapeutic Targets in Breast Cancer: Functional Imaging of Protease
Expression, Activity, and Inhibition

Ann D. Thor, M.D.
Lloyd E. Rader Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology
Thor Lab of the Breast Cancer Research Program of the OU Cancer Center
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City, Okla.
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Contact: Warren Froelich
American Association for Cancer Research

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