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Margaret Foti: Dr. Patricia LoRusso will become the seventh woman AACR President
Apr 12, 2024, 05:04

Margaret Foti: Dr. Patricia LoRusso will become the seventh woman AACR President

Margaret Foti recently shared a post by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), on X/Twitter:

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) had six women presidents in its first 90 years. On Monday, Dr. Patricia LoRusso will become the seventh woman AACR President in the last 15 years. We are grateful to AACR Women in Cancer Research (WICR) for all they do to advance leadership opportunities for women in oncology.”

Quoting AACR’s post:

“Last night, the AACR’s Chief Executive Officer, Margaret Foti and President-Elect Patricia LoRusso joined AACR Women in Cancer Research Council Chair, Beverly Lyn-Cook and other WICR members to celebrate the 25th anniversary of AACRWICR at AACR24.”

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Source: Margaret Foti/X and AACR/X

Margaret Foti is the CEO of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). Under her leadership, AACR membership has grown from about 3,000 members to over 54,000 in 131 countries and territories, and the AACR’s portfolio of peer-reviewed scientific journals has increased from one to ten. After beginning her AACR career in an editorial position with the journal Cancer Research, Foti progressed through several key editorial and management roles in scientific publishing to become chief executive officer. A graduate of Temple University, Foti is one of the most influential voices in advancing the field of cancer research, both in the United States and abroad. Dr. Foti was elected president of three professional societies in scholarly publishing and in cancer research. She received numerous awards and distinctions, among them honorary degrees from the University of Rome La Sapienza, the University of Catania in Sicily and the University CEU of San Pablo in Madrid, Tara Withington Public Service Award from the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC), 2018 Women for Oncology Award from the European Society for Medical Oncology, the 2016 James Ewing Layperson’s Award from the Society of Surgical Oncology. In 2007, the AACR established the first AACR Margaret Foti Award for Leadership and Extraordinary Achievements in Cancer Research, which is given annually in her name.