Edith A. Perez, M.D., is the deputy director at large for Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in Jacksonville, Fla., and the Serene M. and Frances C. Durling Professor at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. She also serves as chair of the Mayo Clinic Breast Cancer Translational Genomics Program and the Breast Cancer Specialty Council.
Dr. Perez is a cancer specialist and an internationally known translational researcher. Her roles extend nationally, including group vice chair for the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology 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 690 research articles in journals, books and abstracts. Dr. Perez is invited frequently to lecture at national and international meetings and serves on the editorial boards of multiple academic journals.
- Dr. Perez is devleoping a wide range of clinical trials exploring targeted therapeutic agents for the treatment and prevention of breast cancer.
- Dr. Perez is leading studies to evaluate the role of genetic biomarkers in the development, aggressiveness and therapeutic efficacy of therapies for breast cancer.
Significance to patient care
The goal is to enhance the understanding of biological markers and pathways that drive breast cancer growth and development, as well as speed up access to personalized therapies. This joint commitment reinforces the pursuit to advance cancer genomics and improve patient care.
- Claude Jacquillat Award, 2014
- Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta, Women of Inspiration Educational award, 2013
- Susan G. Komen Brinker Award for Scientific Distinction in Clinical Research, 2013
- 26.2 with Donna Foundation research award, 2009-2014
- Breast Cancer Research Foundation grant award, 1998-2014
- Arnolta Johnston "Mama" Williams Lifetime Achievement Award at the EVE Awards, 2011