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Gabriel Hortobagyi honored for mentoring minority researchers
Date:4/10/2013

se inhibitor to benefit women with post-menopausal hormone-receptive positive metastatic disease.

  • Established the role of bisphosphonates to treat patients with bone metastases and introduced paclitaxel and docetaxel in the management of metastatic and primary breast cancer.

    Hortobagyi also is a past-president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. He is an elected member of 15 professional societies, honorary member of 17 others and received honorary doctorates from the universities of Modena (Italy), Nuevo Leon (Mexico) and Buenos Aires (Argentina). He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and Sciences of Argentina, Hungary, and Mexico,

    He has earned many honors, including the Brinker International Award for Clinical Research, the medal of the Japanese Surgical Society and the Vermeille Medal from the city of Paris. French President Jacques Chirac named him Chevalier of the Order of la Legion d'Honneur de France. He also won the Horizon Achievement Award in Breast Cancer Research from Bristol-Myers Squibb Oncology and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, the Glenn Robbins Award, and was named a World Leader in Oncology by the Mexican Society of Oncology. He received the Cruz Civica from the Colombian Government; was elected to receive the ASCO Statesman Award, the Charles A. LeMaistre Outstanding Achievement Award and the John Mendelsohn Lifetime Scientific Achievement Award; also the Dr. Jenaro Haddock Prize and Memorial lecture and the Bob Pinedo Cancer Care Award from the Society for Translational Oncology, the Jill Rose Award from the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the William L. McGuire Award at the CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

    Hortobagyi has contributed more than 800 articles to scientific journals. He was co-founder of the World Summit Against Cancer, an international group of scientists, health care professionals, patient advocates, economists, lawmakers and
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