Deputy Director at Large, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in Florida (Festival Underwriter)
Edith A. Perez is deputy director at large for Mayo Clinic Cancer Center and the Serene M. and Frances C. Durling Professor of Medicine at Mayo Medical School. A translational researcher at Mayo Clinic, her roles extend to the American Association for Cancer Research, American Society of Clinical Oncology, and National Cancer Institute. She chairs the Mayo Clinic Breast Cancer Translational Genomics Program, Breast Cancer Specialty Council, and is group vice chair of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology. Perez has authored more than 700 research articles. Her numerous honors include the Horizon Achievement Award in Cancer Research (2002) and Mayo Clinic Outstanding Faculty Award (2002 and 2004).