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

blocks estrogen from fueling some breast cancers. Millions of women around the world continue to be treated with tamoxifen or take it to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists. It was established in 1982 with the goal of ending breast cancer, and has since become the global leader of the breast cancer movement, having invested nearly $1.5 billion into research, education and health services.

Jordan's distinguished list of national and international awards includes the 2008 ASCO David A. Karnofsky Memorial Award for advances that have changed the way doctors treat breast cancer patients. Also in 2008, Jordan became one of five scholars from around the world to receive an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Society of Medicine at the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) in London. The award is one of the highest honors in British medicine.

Jordan also received the 2007 University of Massachusetts Medical School/Worcester Foundation Gregory Pincus Memorial Award and Medal. In 2006, he was honored with ASCO's American Cancer Society Award for Chemoprevention. Other awards include the General Motors Cancer Research Foundation's 2003 Charles F. Kettering Prize for the most outstanding contribution to cancer treatment, the American Cancer Society's 2002 Medal of Honor for basic research, the 2001 Bristol-Myers Squibb Award for Distinguished Achievement in Cancer Research and the first Brinker International Breast Cancer Award for Basic Science from the Susan G. Komen Foundation in 1992. In 2002, Queen Elizabeth II named him an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to international breast cancer research.

In addition, Jordan has been honored by the American Association for Cancer Research, in 1989 and 2002, the British Pharmacological Society, the American Society for Pharmacology and E
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