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BCRF Researchers Named as Year’s Most Highly Cited by Leading Analytics Firm

By BCRF | January 3, 2018

Twenty BCRF Investigators are included on the 2017 Highly Cited Researchers list compiled by Clarivate Analytics

The 2017 Most Highly Cited list compiled by Clarivate Analytics celebrates contemporary research achievement in 21 fields of the sciences and social sciences based on the number of citations for papers published between 2005 and 2015. Citations refers to the number of times a publication was cited by others as a source of information in an article or other publication. It is a measure of impact a particular paper has on the field. Those authors that made the 2017 list have produced a large number of peer-reviewed research articles that rank in the top one percent for citations in their field during the 11-year period.

What does it mean to be on the list of Most Cited Researcher?

To put that into perspective, Clarivate Analytics analyzed over 10 million articles from 11 thousand journals to identify 3,000 most cited authors. Using mathematical methods, Essential Science Indicators (ESI) are then applied to produce rankings of authors, institutions, countries and journals in the various disciplines.

To be included in the Clarivate Most Cited List is a measure of the value of the work done by an individual and how much he or she has impacted the field, and inspired (or challenged) other research.

BCRF was founded on the principle that identifying the best in the field and providing them with the flexibility and security to pursue what they are most passionate about will have a significant impact on the field of breast cancer.

The following list of BCRF investigators who have been named to the 2017 Most Cited Researchers list speaks to the success of our founding philosophy. These individuals join 36 other BCRF investigators previously named as Most Cited Researchers.

Name Institution ESI Category
Lewis Cantley, PhD  Weill Cornell Medical College Molecular Biology & Genetics
Jack Cuzick, BSc, MSc, PhD  Queen Mary University Clinical Medicine
Nancy Davidson, MD  Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center Clinical Medicine
Mitch Dowsett, FMedSci, PhD  The Royal Marsden Hospital Clinical Medicine
John Forbes, MB BS, FRACS, AM  University of Newcastle Clinical Medicine
Daniel Haber, MD, PhD  Harvard University Clinical Medicine
Daniel Hayes, MD  University of Michigan Clinical Medicine
Gabriel Hortobagyi, MD University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Clinical Medicine
James Ingle, MD  Mayo Clinic Clinical Medicine
Thomas Kensler, PhD University of Pittsburgh Pharmacology & Toxicology
Gordon Mills, MD, PhD University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Clinical Medicine
Charles Perou, PhD University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Clinical Medicine
Martine Piccart, MD, PhD Jules Bordet Institut Clinical Medicine
Robert Weinberg, PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology Molecular Biology & Genetics
Walter Willett, MD, DrPH Harvard University School of Public Health Agricultural Sciences, Clinical Medicine, Social Science
Eric Winer, MD Dana Farber Cancer Institute Clinical Medicine
Jedd Wolchok, MD, PhD * Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Clinical Medicine
Antonio Wolff, MD Johns Hopkins University Clinical Medicine
Norman Wolmark, MD Allegheny General Hospital Clinical Medicine

* In addition to Highly Cited Researchers, Clarivate Analytics, which was previously part of Thomson Reuters, also produces a list of the Hottest Researchers. In contrast to the 10-year window of the Highly Cited Researchers, Hottest Researchers are those with at least fourteen publications in the last two years that were rapidly cited after publication. Congratulations to Jedd Wolchok for also making this list with 14 hot papers.

You can read about these investigators and all of BCRF’s distinguished scientists on our website at BCRF Researchers.