Paolo Paoletti, M.D., senior vice president and head of the oncology R&D unit at GlaxoSmithKline, said "Dr. Sledge has been a true visionary and pioneer in the progression of pathway-related treatments for breast cancer and other diseases. His work with HER2-positive, anti-angiogenesis treatment helped herald a new era in the treatment of breast cancer, and millions of patients have benefitted from this advancement in science. Admirably, all of Dr. Sledge's contributions to research were done with a unique attention and commitment for patients' feelings and needs, which drive everything he does. This award is befitting of such a tremendous scientist and supporter of patient care."
Sledge joined the Indiana University School of Medicine faculty in 1983, after completing his residency at St. Louis University and his fellowship at the University of Texas, San Antonio. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin and his medical degree from Tulane University.
He holds many honors including the Jill Rose Award Breast Cancer Research Foundation (2007) and the 2006 Komen Foundation Brinker Award for Scientific Distinction. Sledge has been listed among "America's Top Doctors" as well as "America's Top Doctors for Cancer."
Sledge is the current president of ASCO and has been an active member of the AACR since 1988. He has served as a breast cancer committee leader with the Hoosier Oncology Group. He serves as chair of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group and in various capacities for The Breast Cancer Intergroup. He was secretary (1997-1998) and a board of trustees member (1995-1998) of the Indiana Medical Oncology Society. Sledge has published extensively in the area of breast cancer research, and has served as editor-in-chief of Clinical Breast Cancer.
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