Banu Arun Banu Arun

  • United States
  • Professor (Tenure), Department of Breast Medical Oncology, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Biography

Dr. Banu Arun is a Professor in the Department of Breast Medical Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Arun is also Co-Medical Director of the Clinical Cancer Genetics Program. Her research interests include breast cancer treatment, biological markers, chemoprevention, and breast cancer genetics. Her laboratory and clinical research include characterization of risk factors in high-risk women with or without deleterious BRCA mutations and assessing breast cancer biology in patients with breast cancer who have mutations of the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene. Dr. Arun has served as the Principal Investigator of several phase II breast cancer prevention trials with agents such as celecoxib, atorvastatin and targretin, and also breast cancer trials with PARP inhibitors. Dr. Arun serves as a member for ASCO BOLD Task Force, NCCN breast cancer risk assessment committee member. Dr. Arun serves also as an SWOG Co-Chair for the Prevention Committee.

Degree-Granting Education

1990 University of Istanbul, Cerrahpasa Medical School, Istanbul, TUR, MD

Postgraduate Training

1994-1997 Fellowship, Hematology and Oncology, Vincent T. Lombardi Cancer Center Georgetown University, Washington
1990-1994 Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Istanbul, Cerrahpasa Medical School, Istanbul
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