Executive Women’s Initiative

May, 13th, 2013: Dr. Margaret Foti

Margaret Foti, Ph.D., M.D. (h.c.) is since 1982 the Chief Executive Officer of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the oldest and largest cancer organization in the world dedicated to the conquest of cancer. Dr. Foti holds a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from Temple University in Philadelphia, and has been awarded several Honorary Doctorate degrees for her contributions to cancer research worldwide. She works closely with cancer organizations around the world and has been a board member of many groups, such as the Friends of Cancer Research, European Association for Cancer Research, and the National Coalition for Cancer Research, among others. She has received numerous national and international awards for her significant and unwavering contributions to cancer research. Her work has led to a myriad of synergies and vital links between basic, translational, and clinical scientists, and it has had a major impact on moving the field forward. In 2008, Dr. Foti further expanded the role of the AACR as a grant giving organization and scientific partner of Stand Up To Cancer, an international translational cancer research initiative. As CEO and Secretary-Treasurer of the AACR Foundation for the Prevention and Cure of Cancer, Dr. Foti works tirelessly to support the global community of cancer researchers, clinicians, advocates, and patients alike toward the goal of accelerating progress against cancer and saving lives from cancer.

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