publication date: Mar. 13, 2015

Nancy Davidson Chosen as President-Elect of AACR;

Kim Named Director of FDA’s Division of Oncology Products 1


NANCY DAVIDSON was named president-elect of the American Association for Cancer Research. She will officially take the position at the AACR’s Annual Meeting, being held April 18-22 in Philadelphia, and will assume the presidency in April 2016.

Davidson is director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and UPMC CancerCenter.

Davidson is a breast cancer researcher whose work focuses on clinical and translational breast cancer research, cancer biology and treatment, and the role of apoptosis and mechanisms of epigenetic regulation of gene expression of the estrogen receptor alpha gene in breast cancer treatment.

“With deaths from cancer declining and the number of cancer survivors on the rise, this is an exciting time in cancer research and care. I am honored to be given the opportunity to work with AACR and its members on our singular focus to advance scientific discoveries that can translate to exceptional patient care,” said Davidson, who is also distinguished professor of medicine and pharmacology and chemical biology, associate vice chancellor for cancer research, Hillman professor of oncology, and professor at the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the University of Pittsburgh, and also adjunct professor of oncology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore.

“We are delighted that Dr. Davidson has been elected to serve as the next AACR president-elect,” said Margaret Foti, chief executive officer of the AACR. “She is an acknowledged expert in breast cancer research whose clinical and translational work has had a profound impact on the lives of patients. Dr. Davidson … Continue reading 41-10 Nancy Davidson Chosen as President-Elect of AACR; Kim Named Director of FDA’s Division of Oncology Products 1

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