Associate Dean for Research Development, Professor of Medicine, Georgetown University Medical Center
Dr. Sandra M. Swain is an internationally-recognized breast cancer medical oncologist, and clinical translational researcher. She has authored nearly 300 articles in numerous peer-reviewed medical journals, such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet Oncology, and the Journal of Clinical Oncology, on topics including inflammatory breast cancer, adjuvant treatment of breast cancer, the treatments of metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer, cardiotoxicity, and health care disparities.
Throughout her career, Swain has held many advisory and leadership positions with professional oncology societies and organizations across the globe. From 2012 through 2013, she served as President of the American Society of Clinical Oncology where she championed efforts to promote the advancement of women in medicine and that she continues today through her service on the board of Conquer Cancer, the ASCO foundation, and the Women Who Conquer Cancer initiative she established. Currently, she is a professor at the Georgetown University School of Medicine, the Associate Dean for Research Development at Georgetown University Medical Center, and the Vice President of MedStar Genetic Medicine–roles in which she works to improve patients’ access to cutting-edge treatments and technologies by expanding medical research opportunities across the MedStar Health system. She is also co-chair of the Early Breast Cancer Trialists’ Collaborative Group in Oxford and a visiting professor of clinical oncology at the University of Oxford, UK.