David Huntsman, Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine receives the inaugural Gerald award for Translational (cancer) Research and Pathology from Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Centre. Dr. Huntsman receives this award based on his contributions to gastric cancer and ovarian cancer care and research.
The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is based in New York and is the world’s oldest and largest private cancer center — has devoted more than 130 years to exceptional patient care, innovative research, and outstanding educational programs. Today, we are one of 45 National Cancer Institute–designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, with state-of-the-art science flourishing side by side with clinical studies and treatment.
Dr. Huntsman’s research has led to development of predictive and prognostic tissue based cancer biomarkers for ovarian cancer and a wide variety of other tumour types. His team created a blueprint for subtype specific ovarian cancer control and have been leaders in the application of novel genomics technologies to ovarian cancer. Dr. Huntsman is the author of various publications and most recently presented a lecture on, “Pathology at the Heart of Personalized Cancer Control.”