Marcia R. Cruz-Correa, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry, University of Puerto Rico
Executive Director, University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center
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Dr. Marcia Cruz-Correa completed her B.S. in Biology and her medical degree at the University of Puerto Rico (UPR). She completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the UPR and a fellowship in Gastroenterology & Hepatology at Johns Hopkins University (JHU). She completed a doctorate degree in Clinical Investigation and Genetic Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is a Professor of Medicine at the UPR, Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD), and Adjunct Professor of Surgical Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, TX). She is the Director of the Division of Gastrointestinal Oncology at the Oncologic Hospital Isaac González Martínez and leads the Gastrointestinal Epidemiology Network program, a multidisciplinary research program aimed at understanding the etiology, risk factors, and genetics in gastrointestinal cancer. Furthermore, the research program explores multiple agents to prevent or intercept cancer using early-phase clinical trials. Dr. Cruz-Correa is a physician-scientist with a strong focus on chemoprevention, hereditary cancer, and health disparities. Dr. Cruz-Correa has been continuously funded by the NIH for over 15 years and leads several institutional grants including the Center for Translational Science Award (NIMDH funded) and is the Dean for Research at the UPR Medical Sciences Campus. She is actively involved as a Chair or committee member in several national professional organizations including the American Association for Cancer Research (governing board member), past Council of the AACR Minorities in Cancer Research, Council of the AACR Women in Cancer Research, and immediate past board member of the NCI National Cancer Advisory Board and the American Gastroenterology Association. She is also the editor of several prestigious medical journals including Gastroenterology and Cancer Prevention Research.
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