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 Researches list speaks to the success of our founding philosophy. These individuals join 36 other BCRF investigators previously named as Most Cited Researchers.




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

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