Mylin A. Torres, MD, director of the Glenn Family Breast Center at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University (Winship), was selected to hold the Louisa and Rand Glenn Family Chair in Breast Cancer Research. The endowed position was created by the Wilbur and Hilda Glenn Family Foundation to support the leader of the center and to assist with the further development of Winship's research and clinical efforts in breast cancer.
"Mylin has already been a transformative leader of the Glenn Family Breast Center. She has creatively engaged a growing cadre of faculty and staff from throughout Winship and Emory University to address the challenges facing breast cancer patients," says Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD, Winship's executive director.
Winship's Glenn Family Breast Center is dedicated to improving breast cancer care through the careful alignment of research with patient-centered care. The center offers patients the opportunity to participate in Winship's clinical trials and tissue banking and also facilitates basic and translational research relevant to breast cancer.
Torres, an associate professor in Emory's Department of Radiation Oncology and a member of Winship's Cancer Prevention and Control Program, is a board certified clinician and researcher. Her research specializes in clinical trial development, outcomes measures, identifying patients at risk for side effects of breast cancer treatment, and quality of life metrics of breast cancer survivors.
Torres is the recipient of highly competitive research grants from the National Cancer Institute, Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (now NRG Oncology), and Susan G. Komen. She received the 2014 Health Care Heroes Rising Star Award from the Atlanta Business Chronicle and was honored in 2016 by Atlanta magazine's Women Making a Mark program.
Torres is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard University. She received her medical degree from Stanford University and completed her residency in radiation oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She also participated in a research fellowship at Hokkaido University in Japan.