Network member Anne-Lise Børresen-Dale is the 20th annual recipient of the American Association for Cancer Research – Women in Cancer Research (AACR-WICR) award. Børresen-Dale delivered her award lecture titled «Multilevel Molecular Analyses in Breast Cancer: Gauging Inter- and Intra-Tumor Heterogeneity and Elucidating its Role in Treatment Response» Monday 3rd of April at the AACR-WICR Annual Meeting 2017 in the Washington Convention Center, DC.
Excerpts from the AACR website:
The WICR Friend Lectureship is presented to an outstanding scientist who has made meritorious contributions to the field of cancer research and who has, through leadership or by example, furthered the advancement of women in science.
Anne-Lise Børresen-Dale, PhD is honored for her seminal work which expanded our understanding of breast cancer evolution. Dr. Borresen-Dale’s pioneering studies were among the first to identify distinct sub-groups of breast cancer, based on the molecular profile of the tumor. Her systems approach to breast cancer has revealed important insights into the impact of genotype and gene expression on elevated cancer risk, radiation sensitivity, tumor aggressiveness, and therapy resistance. She is highly regarded by her peers not only as a collaborative and generous colleague and mentor, but also as a tireless advocate for better outcomes for women with breast cancer through research.