Penn State Forum: "Breast Cancer: Are We Making Any Progress?"

"Breast Cancer: Are We Making Any Progress?" Monica Morrow, M.D., is the G. Willing Pepper Chair in Cancer Research and the Chairman of the Department of Surgical Oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center; and Professor of Surgery, Temple University School of Medicine. From 1993 to June 2004, she was Professor of Surgery at Northwestern University Medical School, and director of the Lynn Sage Comprehensive Breast Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. From 1999 - 2001 she also served as Director of the Cancer Department of the American College of Surgeons and Executive Director of the American Joint Committee on Cancer. A native of Bucks County Pennsylvania, Dr. Morrow received her BS degree Magna Cum Laude from the Pennsylvania State University in 1974 and her MD in 1976 from Jefferson Medical College. She did her surgical residency at the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont from 1976-1981, followed by 2 years of surgical oncology training at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Dr. Morrow has received many awards, including National Merit Scholar; Clinical Fellow of the American Cancer Society; Outstanding Professional Woman from the State of Illinois Federation of Business and Professional Women; the Alpha Omega Alpha Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award from the University of Chicago, Distinguished Alumni of the Pennsylvania State University, The Women Making a Difference Award for Medical Innovations from the State of Illinois, the Speaking of Women's Health Foundation Award and Distinguished Alumni of Jefferson Medical College. She was also named an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Glasgow). Dr. Morrow was the first surgeon to be a member of the National Cancer Policy Board of the Institute of Medicine, and has served on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Society of Surgical Oncology. She is currently the Secretary of the Society of Surgical Oncology.