Breast cancer expert and prevention pioneer John Fetting, M.D., was honored by the Baltimore Orioles as a Birdland Community Hero on Mother’s Day at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The honor recognizes community heroes who inspire others through charity and community service. Fetting was nominated by former patient and breast cancer survivor Leslie Ries and survivor and patient navigator Jill Mull. After Leslie was diagnosed with breast cancer, she and her husband Tom established The John Fetting Fund for Breast Cancer Prevention at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center to help support bench to bedside research that will make breast cancer prevention a reality. “Recognition of Dr. Fetting is both an honor for his own efforts and also for the many people who work tirelessly in Baltimore and across the country to care for people with breast cancer and to conduct breast cancer research, ” Ries says.
Breast cancer expert Roisin Connolly, M.B.B.Ch., was promoted to UC Associate Professor. Connolly is leading large national clinical trials testing epigenetic therapies— treatments that target chemical alterations to genes that can support cancer growth—in combination with immune therapies and hormone therapies.
Vered Stearns,M.D., co-director of the Breast and Ovarian Cancer Program, was named to the Forbes list of the country’s top breast cancer oncologists.
Antonio Wolff,M.D., was included on Thomson Reuters’ 2017 list of the most highly cited researchers in the sciences and social sciences in the world. Wolff was also named one of the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Advocacy Champions for educating lawmakers on important cancer policies that help ensure high-quality cancer care in the U.S. remains available to all.
Antonio Wolff, M.D., and Susan Harvey, M.D., were elected to the Miller Coulsen Academy of Clinical Excellence at Johns Hopkins, which recognizes and promotes excellence in patient care.