Congratulations to Dr Coussens for being elected as American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) President-Elect for 2021-2022..
Dr. Coussens is the associate director for Basic Research at the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University, where she is a professor and the chair of the Cell, Developmental, and Cancer Biology Department as well as the Hildegard Lamfrom Endowed Chair in Basic Science. An internationally renowned cancer biologist, Coussens has made seminal contributions to the fundamental understanding of the functions of innate immune cells in fostering neoplastic progression while also suppressing T-cell functionality. Her research has also defined the importance of chronic inflammation in cancer, thus identifying therapeutic targets for intervention and providing the basis for several clinical trials evaluating myeloid cell modulation in combination with chemotherapy.
See her upcoming talk at the Breast Cancer Workshop #ASIP2021 at #ExpBio!
Neutralizing Protumor Inflammation: Lessons Learned from Preclinical Mouse Models
Lisa Coussens, PhD • Oregon Health & Science University