publication date: Mar. 8, 2019

In Brief

Raymond DuBois receives AACR Margaret Foti Award

The American Association for Cancer Research has recognized Raymond DuBois with the 13th Margaret Foti Award for Leadership and Extraordinary Achievements in Cancer Research during the AACR annual meeting, to be held March 29-April 3 in Atlanta.

DuBois is dean of the College of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina and professor in the departments of biochemistry, molecular biology and medicine. He is recognized for contributions to early detection, interception, and prevention of colorectal cancer.

DuBois discovered the mechanistic function of prostaglandins and cyclooxygenase in colon cancer initiation and progression and clarified the role of PGs in the tumor microenvironment, spearheading the consideration of aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory mediators for cancer prevention.

The Margaret Foti Award for Leadership and Extraordinary Achievements in Cancer Research was established in 2007 to recognize a “champion of cancer research whose leadership and extraordinary achievements in cancer research have had a major impact on the field.”

DuBois is known for discoveries elucidating the connection between inflammation, inflammatory mediators and early changes responsible for progression of colorectal cancer. His work in this area demonstrated the role of anti-inflammatory agents in the tumor microenvironment, resulting in the design of various clinical trials outlining a role for anti-inflammatory agents in the reduction of cancer risk and progression.

DuBois is past president of the AACR, chairman and president of the AACR Foundation, and a Fellow of the AACR Academy. He has served as a member of the AACR board of directors.

He is a co-editor-in chief of Cancer Prevention Research, and has served as an editorial board member of Clinical Cancer … Continue reading Raymond DuBois receives AACR Margaret Foti Award

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