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Edith Perez, Md

Serene M. & Frances C. Durling Professor Of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College Of Medicine & Chair, St& Up To Cancer Health Equity Committee
Mayo Clinic/Stand Up To Cancer

Edith Perez, MD, is a cancer specialist and an internationally known translational researcher. Her roles extend nationally, including group vice chair of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology and other positions within the American Association for Cancer Research, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the National Cancer Institute.

Dr. Perez has authored more than 700 research articles in journals, books and abstracts and is invited frequently to lecture at national and international meetings. Dr. Perez serves on the editorial boards of multiple academic journals.

Dr. Perez’ areas of focus include developing a wide range of clinical trials exploring targeted therapeutic agents for the treatment and prevention of breast cancer. Dr. Perez is leading studies to evaluate the role of genetic biomarkers in the development, aggressiveness and therapeutic efficacy of therapies for breast cancer.

Dr. Perez's goal is to enhance the understanding of biological markers and pathways that drive breast cancer growth and development, as well as speed up access to personalized therapies. This joint commitment reinforces the pursuit to advance cancer genomics and improve patient care.

Dr. Perez received her medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, and her BS in Biology from University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras.

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