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Komen Charlotte Research Luncheon
Lisa Carey, MD is a Richardson & Marilyn Jacobs Preyer Distinguished Professor in Breast Cancer Research and is board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology. Her clinical interest is breast cancer, and she is also a Komen Research Scholar. Dr. Carey’s research focuses on different subtypes of breast cancer, evaluating new chemotherapy agents in early breast cancer and examining tumor characteristics that predict response to therapy. She also serves as the Medical Director of the UNC Breast Center, the Chief of Hematology/Oncology and the Physician-in-Chief of the NC Cancer Hospital.
Pinku Mukherjee, PhD chairs the Dept. of Biological Sciences and is the Irwin Belk Distinguished Professor of Cancer Research at UNC Charlotte. She is transforming the ways in which cancer is diagnosed and treated. She has designed innovative approaches to more accurately detect breast cancer early and is developing targeted therapy and imaging for pancreatic, ovarian and colon cancers. Dr. Mukherjee is a previous, multi-year Komen Research grantee.
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