Dana Farber’s Kornelia Polyak Wins Prestigious American Cancer Society Award

Kornelia Polyak, MD, PhD, a breast cancer researcher at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School is the recipient of the American Cancer Society’s prestigious Research Professor Award. The award was announced October 12, 2022 as part of 89 new Extramural Discovery Science (EDS) research grants totaling $54.3 million. The grants will fund investigators at 65 institutions across the United States starting January 1, 2023. The ACS Research Professor Award is a highly honorific award given to investigators who have made seminal contributions that have changed the direction of cancer research. The award recognizes their exceptional track records in the areas of research, mentoring, and service.

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