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Susan G. Komen for the Cure awards grant to Lombardi's V. Craig Jordan
Date:6/7/2010

Washington, DC Susan G. Komen for the Cure has appointed V. Craig Jordan, OBE, PhD, DSc, FMedSci, to its Scientific Advisory Council. Jordan, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, is the scientific director and vice chairman of the department of oncology at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University Medical Center.

According to Komen, appointment to the Komen Scientific Advisory Council is reserved for those who have a distinguished record of leadership and commitment to breast cancer research, as well as innovative contributions to breast cancer advancements. Those who are appointed as Council members "will serve as distinguished scholars advising and providing expertise to Susan G. Komen for the Cure in peer review, scientific research, sponsored programs, program development and review, and public policy."

"I am delighted to be selected as a member of the Komen Scientific Advisory Council," says Jordan. "This is an organization with impact throughout the world, so accepting this responsibility is wonderful."

Council members serve for renewable, two-year terms during which they will be expected to commit approximately 100 to 120 hours each year to Council activities. As a full council member, Jordan will be awarded a $250,000 Komen research grant annually for the duration of his term on the Advisory Council. This grant must be used to study critical questions in breast cancer and will require an annual project description and annual progress and financial reports.

"The flexible funds will be invested in the training of a new generation of medical scientists who will translate ideas into lives saved," Jordan says.

Jordan is an internationally recognized breast cancer scientist whose research focuses on the response of breast cancer cells to preventive and treatment agents. A pharmacologist, Jordan is recognized by many as the "father" the anti-cancer drug tamoxifen, a drug that
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Contact: Karen Mallet
km463@georgetown.edu
215-514-9751
Georgetown University Medical Center
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