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    Da Costa International Funds for Breast Cancer Prevention

    The California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute

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    Professor Mitchell Dowsett

    Professor Mitchell Dowsett is a Professor of Biochemical Endocrinology and has been the Head of Academic Department of Biochemistry at Institute of Cancer Research/Royal Marsden NHS Trust since 1990. He received his BSc. 1st Class from Imperial College at London University and his Doctorate Ph.D. from Chester Beatty Cancer Research Institute at London University.

    Professor Dowsett’s research focuses exclusively on breast cancer and predominantly on hormonal aspects of the disease. He has been closely involved with the development of aromatase inhibitors over a period of 20 years. These drugs have been shown to have superior efficacy to tamoxifen. His lab has interests in biomarkers for the treatment and prevention of breast cancer. He is a member of the Steering Committees of 4 chemoprevention trials as well as the ATAC and HERA adjuvant trials in breast cancer.

    He has recently become chairman of the NTRAC Translational Research Committee that aims to markedly enhance the value of translational research in the UK’s national portfolio of phase III clinical trails in cancer.

    Publications by Professor Mitchell Dowsett in PubMed.