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Breast Cancer: Progress and Promise
Dr. JoAnne Zujewski
Senior Medical Oncologist
National Cancer Institute
Oct. 16, 2001 7 pm
Auditorium NIH Clinical Center
Dr. Jo Anne Zujewski conducts
clinical and translational research in breast cancer prevention and treatment.
Within the NCI Center for Cancer Research, where she has been a Senior Medical
Oncologist since 1998, she leads the breast cancer prevention initiative. She
conducts pilot chemoprevention trials designed to evaluate the toxicity, pharmacokinetics,
and biomarker modulation of potential breast cancer prevention agents: the ultimate
goal is to select agents suitable for large-scale testing. Dr. Zujewski is also
interested in developing targeted therapies for use in the treatment of advanced
Dr. Zujewski obtained a B.S.
in Medical Technology from Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and her
medical degree from University of Minnesota. Her postdoctoral training included
an internal medicine residency at University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals,
Seattle, and a fellowship in Medical Oncology at University of Washington Affiliated
Hospitals and at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, also in Seattle.
Since coming to the NCI Medicine
Branch in 1993, Dr. Zujewski has served on various advisory bodies, including
the NCI Intramural Advisory Board, NIH Clinical Center Ethics Committee, and
NCI Institutional Review Board. In 1995, she received the American Society of
Clinical Oncology's Young Investigator Award.
Dr. Zujewski also has accepted
numerous review responsibilities for both research grants and scientific journal
articles and is a member of several professional societies.
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