Anne McTiernan, M.D., Ph.D.


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Anne McTiernan, M.D., Ph.D. is a member of the Cancer Prevention Program at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, where she is director of the Prevention Center. She is also research professor at the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine Department of Epidemiology, and School of Medicine Division of Geriatrics.

Dr. McTiernan's research focuses on identifying ways to prevent new or recurrent breast cancer through physical activity, weight control, and medical therapies. She is the principal investigator of several National Cancer Institute-funded clinical trials and observational studies testing the effect of exercise, diet, weight, and medications on risk of breast and other cancers. She has played a leadership role on international committees providing guidelines for cancer prevention, including the International Agency for Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society. She is also the lead author of Breast Fitness: An Optimal Exercise and Health Plan for Reducing Your Risk of Breast Cancer, with Julie Gralow, M.D., and Lisa Talbott (St. Martin's Press).

"I am delighted to join the Professional Advisory Board for Breastcancer.org," says Dr. McTiernan. "The best tool for breast cancer survivors and those at risk for the disease is to have information about their best chances for prevention and cure. Breastcancer.org helps provide such information to breast cancer survivors, their loved ones, and to anyone concerned about their risk for breast cancer."

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