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Symposium 2019: Meet the Panelists

By BCRF | September 5, 2019

An inside look at the event which recognizes BCRF’s esteemed researchers

Each October, BCRF investigators are honored at the annual Symposium & Awards Luncheon in New York City. The event announces the Foundation’s grant investment for the coming year and recognizes BCRF investigators—many of whom will be in attendance—for their devotion to ending breast cancer and their trailblazing scientific inquiry.

Coming up on October 17, 2019, the program will begin with a symposium where an expert panel of BCRF investigators will discuss current breaking topics in breast cancer research, ranging from prevention and diagnosis to treatment and survivorship. The panel will be followed by a question and answer session with the audience.

This year’s featured speakers are Drs. Eric Winer, Dawn Hershman, Neil Iyengar, Judy Garber and Larry Norton. Dr. Winer is the 2019 recipient of the Jill Rose Award for Scientific Excellence.

Please follow the links below to learn more about each investigator.

eric winer

Eric P. Winer, MD
Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director, Breast Oncology Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Physician Active Staff, Medicine, Brigham And Women’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts
Member, BCRF Scientific Advisory Board
Read about Dr. Winer and his research.

Dawn Hershman, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology

Division of Medical Oncology

Columbia University Medical Center

New York, New York
Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO

Read about Dr. Hershman and her research.


neil iyengar

Neil Iyengar, MD
Assistant Member and Attending Physician,

Breast Medicine Service,

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Associate Attending Physician, The Rockefeller University
New York, New York

Read about Dr. Iyengar and his research.



Judy E. Garber, MD, MPH
Chief, Division of Cancer Genetics and Prevention

Susan F. Smith Chair

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts
BCRF Co-Scientific Director

Read about Dr. Garber and her research.

larry norton

Larry Norton, MD
Senior Vice President, Office of the President;

Medical Director, Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center

Norna S. Sarofim Chair in Clinical Oncology
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York
BCRF Co-Scientific Director

Read about Dr. Norton and his research.