Edith A. Perez, M.D., is deputy director at large, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. She also serves as director of the Breast Cancer Translational Genomics Program and the Breast Program at Mayo Clinic in Florida. Dr. Perez is the Serene M. and Frances C. Durling Professor of Medicine, Mayo Medical School.
Dr. Perez is a cancer specialist and an internationally known translational researcher at Mayo Clinic. Her roles extend nationally, including roles as group vice chair for the Alliance of Clinical Trials in Oncology, chair of the Breast Committee for the North Central Cancer Treatment Group, and other positions within the American Association for Cancer Research, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the National Cancer Institute.
She has authored more than 550 research articles in journals, books and abstracts. Dr. Perez is invited frequently to lecture at national and international meetings, and she serves on the editorial boards of multiple academic journals.
Dr. Perez has developed and is involved in a wide range of clinical trials exploring the use of targeted therapeutic agents for the treatment and prevention of breast cancer. Dr. Perez leads studies to evaluate the role of genetic biomarkers in the development, aggressiveness and therapeutic efficacy of therapies for breast cancer.
- Breast Cancer Research Foundation Research Grant Award, 1998-2012
- Horizon Achievement Award in Cancer Research, 2002
- North Florida Hispanic of the Year Award, 2003
- Mayo Clinic Outstanding Faculty Award, 2002 and 2004
- Mayo Clinic Distinguished Educator Award, 2003
- Serene M. and Frances C. Durling Professorship of Medicine, 2006
- Honorary Doctorate of Letters, University of North Florida, 2006
- Mayo Clinic Distinguished Investigator, 2007
- Florida State Biomedical Research Advisory Council, 2009-2012
- Membership to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 2009
- Mayo Clinic Outstanding Course Director, 2009
- EVE Award for Lifetime Achievement, 2011
- 26.2 with Donna Foundation Research Award, 2009-2013