Patricia M. LoRusso, DO, PhD (Honorary), Elected As American Association for Cancer Research President-Elect for 2023-2024; Five New Members Elected to AACR Board of Directors

Dr. Patricia LoRosso

On March 22, 2023, it was announced that the members of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) have elected Patricia M. LoRusso, DO, PhD (honorary), as the AACR President-Elect for 2023-2024. Dr. LoRusso will officially become President-Elect on Monday, April 17, during the AACR’s Annual Business Meeting of Members at the AACR Annual Meeting 2023 in Orlando, Florida. She will assume the Presidency in April 2024 at the AACR Annual Meeting in San Diego, California. Dr. LoRusso is a Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology); Chief of Experimental Therapeutics; Associate Cancer Center Director for Experimental Therapeutics; and Leader of the Phase I disease aligned research team at Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital. An internationally recognized expert in drug development and early-phase clinical investigation of novel therapies, Dr. LoRusso’s innovative and tireless leadership has helped shape the field of translational and clinical cancer research and has greatly contributed to crucial therapeutic breakthroughs for patients with cancer. As the AACR’s next President-Elect, Dr. LoRusso will work with the Officers and Directors of the AACR Board and the AACR membership at large, which includes more than 54,000 members in 130 countries, to further the AACR’s mission to prevent and cure all cancers through research, education, communication, collaboration, science policy and advocacy, and funding for cancer research.

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