Nise Yamaguchi, MD, PhD
São Paulo oncologist and immunologist, Nise Yamaguchi, MD, PhD, has been recognized by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) with a Distinguished Award at the IASLC 19th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) in Toronto. Dr. Yamaguchi was given the Joseph W. Cullen Prevention/Early Detection Award, honoring her lifetime scientific achievements in research on the prevention of thoracic malignancies.
Dr. Yamaguchi is Clinical Director of Instituto Avanços de Medicina in São Paulo, Brazil, where she has treated more than 12,000 patients since 1994. She is also senior scientist at the International Prevention Research Institute and cofounder of the World Cancer Alliance in Lyon, France, where she collaborates to expand access to cancer treatment in low- and middle-income countries.
Dr. Yamaguchi assisted in establishing the IASLC Latin America Conference on Lung Cancer (LACLC), which brings younger and more established investigators from the region together to facilitate collaborative research and education on lung cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment in Latin America.
Over the past 20 years, Dr. Yamaguchi has also been an active participant in serval clinical studies on lung and other cancers at the University of São Paulo. Her current research interests include personalized medicine in cancer and tumor immunology. In 2004, she founded and continues to coordinate the biannually held Latin American Forum on Tobacco Control, focused on encouraging regional public policy implementation for the prevention of lung cancer. ■