Dr. Arun Receives Texas Business Women’s Award

In conjunction with MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Banu Arun received the TBW Award in recognition of her ground breaking research on breast cancer.  Dr. Banu Arun is a Professor in the Department of Breast Medical Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Arun is also Co-Medical Director of the Clinical Cancer Genetics Program at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Her research interests include breast cancer, biological markers, chemoprevention, and breast cancer genetics. Her laboratory and clinical research include characterization of risk factors in high-risk women with or without deleterious BRCA mutations and assessing breast cancer biology in patients with breast cancer who have mutations of the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene. Dr.Arun has served as the Principal Investigator of several phase II breast cancer prevention trials with agents such as celecoxib, atorvastatin and targretin.


Pictured left to right:

  • Dr. Elizabeth Travis, Associate Vice President, Women Faculty Programs
  • Dr. Debu Tripathy, Professor and Chairman, Breast Medical Oncology
  • Pat Bell, President of TBW
  • TBW Award Recipient: Dr. Banu Arun, Professor Breast Medical
  • Regina Johnson, Chair, TBPW Foundation Board of Trustees
  • Dr. Ron DePinho, MD Anderson President

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