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The 2014 Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Lecture Will be on November 20

Richard Santen, MD

Richard Santen, MD, professor of medicine, endocrinology and metabolism at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, will present the lecture Thursday, Nov. 20. His research interests have focused on the development of aromatase inhibitors for treatment of breast cancer, mechanisms relating estrogens to breast cancer and the biology and natural history of endocrine-dependent breast cancer. Santen has published more than 400 manuscripts and chapters, predominantly related to the role of estrogen in breast cancer development and treatment. For his work in the development of aromatase inhibitors, he received the Susan Komen Foundation Brinker International Award for breast cancer clinical research in 1993. Other awards include the Clinical Chemistry Distinguished Science Award, the Robert H. Williams Distinguished Leadership Award of the Endocrine Society, and the William L. McGuire Memorial Lectureship Award for breast cancer. He is president of the Endocrine Society.