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BUMC provost, BUSM dean, to be honored at world's largest meeting of oncology professionals
Date:5/29/2008

Boston, MA--Weston resident Karen H. Antman, MD, provost of Boston University Medical Campus and dean of Boston University School of Medicine, will be honored with the Distinguished Service Award for Scientific Leadership by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) at their annual meeting in Chicago this weekend. Antman, an internationally renowned expert in the field of breast cancer, is widely recognized for her development of a standard treatment regimen for sarcoma.

Each year through the Special Awards Program, ASCO identifies those individuals whose personal commitment to furthering the progress against cancer has led to tremendous advances in the field. Research scientists and others dedicated to improving the lives of people living with cancer are nominated to receive ASCOs highest, most prestigious awards. The collective efforts of this years recipients are credited with important strides in bettering the care of children and older adults with cancer in addition to impacting cancer prevention and developing new treatment modalities.

It is our honor to bestow upon Dr. Antman ASCOs highest award of achievement, said Gabriel N. Hortobagyi, MD, FACP, ASCO Past President and Chair of the Special Awards Committee.

Antman assumed the positions of Provost of the Medical Campus and Dean of Boston University School of Medicine on May 1, 2005. She came to Boston University from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) where she served as Deputy Director for Translational and Clinical sciences in 2004 and 2005. Previously, she spent more than 10 years on the faculty of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where she was Wu Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology and Director of the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center.

Antman was voted Senior Faculty Teacher of the Year by medical residents at Columbia in 19
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Contact: Gina DiGravio
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