Mylin A. Torres, MD

Specialty

Dr. Torres is a breast cancer expert and advocate. She has led extensive research on survivorship and has been awarded grants by the National Institutes of Health and Susan G. Komen.

Titles and Roles

Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine
Radiation Oncologist
Breast Cancer
Research Program
Cancer Prevention and Control

Biography

Mylin Torres, MD, specializes in the treatment of breast cancer, is board certified in radiation oncology and is a clinical member of the Winship Cancer Institute.

She lives in Atlanta with her husband, Malik, and daughter. In her free time, Dr. Torres enjoys playing tennis–she was a junior Olympian in high school–and traveling.

Education

Dr. Torres graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree in biology. She received her MD from Stanford University and completed her residency in radiation oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. She completed her internship at Highland General Hospital, Alameda County Medical Center in Oakland, California. She also participated in a research fellowship at Hokkaido University in Japan.

Awards

Dr. Torres has been awarded many accolades for breakthroughs in breast cancer research and patient care. She has received highly competitive grants from the National Cancer Institute, Radiation Oncology Group (now NRG Oncology), Susan G. Komen and Winship Cancer Institute.

Dr. Torres received research awards and a traveling scholarship from Harvard and Stanford Universities. At MD Anderson Cancer Center, she was awarded the Barkley Award for Outstanding Resident Research (two consecutive years) and the Connie and Jim Walter Fellowship in Sarcoma Research.

Dr. Torres is the recipient of the Yamagiwa-Yoshida Memorial International Study Grant from the Union for International Cancer Control. With the grant, she studied a novel Japanese technology which enables real time tumor tracking radiotherapy.

For her work with patients, Dr. Torres received the Winship Above and Beyond Award. For her research on breast cancer treatment toxicities and side-effects, she was selected as the recipient the 2014 Health Care Heroes Rising Star Award sponsored by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Research

Dr. Torres' research interests include multi-disciplinary treatment techniques to improve breast cancer outcomes. Her research includes clinical trial development, outcomes measures, identifying patients at risk for side effects of breast cancer treatment and the life quality of breast cancer survivors.

Publications

Dr. Torres is a member of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, the Radiologic Society of North America, and the American Association for Cancer Research. She is also a manuscript reviewer for the prestigious International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics. Dr. Torres has written and co-authored a number of publications and abstracts.
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