Prof. Banu Arun
Prof. Banu Arun

•    Professor , Department of Breast Medical Oncology, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
•    Co-Medical Director for Clinical Cancer Genetics, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
•    Her research interests include breast cancer treatment, 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.
•    The Principal Investigator of several phase II breast cancer prevention trials with agents such as celecoxib, atorvastatin and targretin, and also breast cancer trials with PARP inhibitors. 
•    Principal Investigator, Pilot study evaluating the significance of the HER2/neu 1655V polymorphism in Hispanic women with breast cancer and women who are at increased risk to develop breast cancer, LAB05-0158, 2000

•    Dr. Arun serves as a member for ASCO BOLD Task Force, NCCN breast cancer risk assessment committee member. Dr. Arun serves also as an SWOG Co-Chair for the Prevention Committee.

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