Breast cancer expert to chair conference

Pepper Schedin, left, and Ginger Borges

Pepper Schedin, left, and Ginger Borges

Pepper Schedin, professor of medical oncology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, has been elected to chair the 2011 Gordon Mammary Gland Biology Research Conference. She also will co-chair the 2010 conference. Schedin is a world leader in the science of pregnancy-associated breast cancer and young women's breast cancer.

The Gordon Conference focuses on unpublished work and is designed to find the people who are pushing boundaries rather than those with a big body of work. Senior scientists who attend set the tone by fostering an environment of collaboration, cooperation and teambuilding.

Schedin and Ginger Borges, associate professor of medical oncology at the school, are the scientific and clinical leaders of the University of Colorado Cancer Center Young Women's Breast Cancer Translational Research Program. They are national experts in pregnancy-associated breast cancer. As a culmination of a decade's work, Schedin, Borges and cancer center members Scott Lucia and Lisa Hines have a paper in a recent American Journal of Pathology; its abstract is available at the journal's Web site.