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Thank you for attending Komen Charlotte’s second Promise, Research, CURES! Luncheon. We were thrilled to bring the community together to share the latest advancements in breast cancer research funded by Komen Charlotte dollars. Thank you to our keynote speakers, Komen grant recipient Dr. Pinku Mukherjee and Komen Scholar Dr. Lisa Carey, for sharing this groundbreaking research.
We hope you were inspired hearing our speakers and learning about the impact your dollars have in helping further these advances. Thank you for continuing to invest in the crucial research and education needed to prevent and cure breast cancer.
For more information about Dr. Pinku Mukherjee and her company OncoTAb, click here. For more information about Dr. Lisa Carey and her research at the UNC Breast Center, click here.
Research Luncheon Keynote Speakers
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.