The goal of the Community of Scholars (COS) Seminar Series is to provide an opportunity for attendees to learn about topics addressing health disparities and clinical and translational research, which are central components of our Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA). Attendees from all disciplines including medicine, nursing, dentistry, public health, and pharmacy are invited to attend.
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Hematology and Oncology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
In this seminar, Suzanne Conzen, MD, will discuss her research involving glucocorticoid stress hormone signaling in cancer biology and the translation of her research from the laboratory to the community.
Dr. Conzen is an established physician-scientist with a research focus on the role of the glucocorticoid receptor in prostate, breast, and ovarian cancers. Her research led to the recognition of a role for glucocorticoid receptor signaling in breast cancer biology and, more recently, in cancer progression and therapy-resistance in prostate and ovarian cancer. Dr. Conzen is a member of the TBCRC endocrine resistance working group, and previously served on the CALGB/Alliance Breast Committee. In addition, she has served as senior editor of Cancer Research and as Chair of the National Institutes of Health’s Cancer Etiology Study Section. In 2006, she was elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation.