American Association for Cancer Research announces president-elect
Philip D. Greenberg, MD, FAACR, has been elected American Association for Cancer Research president-elect for 2022-2023.
He will become the association’s president at the AACR Annual Meeting in April 2023.
“Dr. Greenberg is an extraordinary physician-scientist whose pioneering research in cancer immunobiology and immunotherapy has contributed significantly to our understanding of the underlying responses of T cells to pathogenic viral infections and tumors,” Margaret Foti, PhD, MD (hc), CEO of AACR, said in an association-issued press release. “His important work has contributed greatly to improved patient outcomes and cures for certain late-stage melanomas and leukemias, and the advancement of cell therapies as a treatment modality.”
Greenberg is Rona Jaffe Foundation endowed chair and head of the program in immunology within Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s clinical research division. He also is professor of medicine and immunology at University of Washington School of Medicine.
“It is my honor and privilege to be afforded this chance to help shape the mission of the AACR during this time of extraordinary opportunities in cancer research,” Greenberg said in the release. “The confluence of advances in many intersecting biologic and technologic fields offers great promise, and it will be a challenge to help harness these advances, enhance access by members of the research community to the new technologies, and translate this progress for the benefit of patients. Disparities in the engagement of minorities in both participation in the research community and the benefits of scientific advances have come to the forefront in recent years, and it will be a critical goal of AACR leadership to develop strategies that help remove these barriers."