A Comprehensive Cancer Center Designated by the National Cancer Institute

Simon M. Shubitz Cancer Prize and Lectureship


Nancy Davidson, MD
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and UPMC CancerCenter

Dr. Davidson is a world-renowned breast cancer researcher who serves as the Hillman Professor of Medicine in The University of Pittsburgh's School of Medicine, director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and UPMC CancerCenter, and associate vice chancellor for cancer research. She holds secondary appointments as professor of pharmacology and chemical biology and professor in the Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Dr. Davidson has published key findings on the role of hormones, particularly estrogen, on gene expression and cell growth in breast cancer. She has led several important national clinical trials of potential new therapies, including chemoendocrine therapy for premenopausal breast cancer. Her research has been supported by a portfolio of funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Defense, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and Susan Komen for the Cure.

Shubitz Lecture:
Breast Cancer in the Age of Precision Cancer Medicine

Joe Gray, PhD, Shubitz award

Cancer Center Director Michelle Le Beau, PhD, and Nancy Davidson, MD