Hannelore Heemers, PhD Joins Roswell Park Cancer Institute’s Urology Department

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

BUFFALO, NY - Hannelore Heemers, PhD, has been appointed to the position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Urology and Member of the Genitourinary Program at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI). Dr. Heemers was previously with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, as a Research Associate.

Dr. Heemers graduated from Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, and did her post-doctoral work at the Mayo Clinic. She has been honored with several awards, including the Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Health Prostate Specialized Programs of Research Excellence.

She is a member of several professional organizations, such as the American Association for Cancer Research and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Heemers has been the recipient of grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense, among others. She is published in many peer-reviewed journals, and serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for Cancer Research, Molecular Cancer Research, British Journal of Urology International, as well as Cellular and Molecular Biology Letters.

The mission of Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) is to understand, prevent and cure cancer. RPCI, founded in 1898, was one of the first cancer centers in the country to be named a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and remains the only facility with this designation in Upstate New York. The Institute is a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers; maintains affiliate sites; and is a partner in national and international collaborative programs. For more information, visit RPCI’s website at http://www.roswellpark.org, call 1-877-ASK-RPCI (1-877-275-7724) or email askrpci@roswellpark.org.

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