Kleer honored by the AACR

By Lynn McCain | November 4 2019

The American Association for Cancer Research announced that Celina Kleer, MD, the Harold A. Oberman Collegiate Professor of Pathology and Director of the Breast Pathology Program, will be the recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Investigator in Breast Cancer Research, supported by the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

The AACR lauded Kleer “for her work in generating key insights into the development of aggressive forms of breast cancer and for advancing the characterization of clinical biomarkers and potential therapeutic targets for these cancer subsets.  Specifically, her groundbreaking research led to both the initial demonstration of EZH2 overexpression in metastatic hormone receptor negative breast cancer and the elucidation of molecular determinants of metaplastic breast carcinoma.”  The award will be conferred on December 13, 2019 at 11:30 am, when she will present her lecture, “Novel non-canonical functions of EZH2 in triple negative breast cancer.”

Please join us in extending our congratulations to Dr. Kleer on this prestigious award!