Breast Cancer Research Foundation taps Dr. Marc Hurlbert for executive role: 5 things to know

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation in New York City has appointed Marc Hurlbert, PhD, as its new chief mission officer.

Here are five things to know about Dr. Hurlbert.

1. He succeeds Margaret "Peg" Mastrianni, who will retire in January 2016 after serving as BCRF's deputy director and chief program officer for more than 14 years.  

2. In his new role, Dr. Hurlbert will oversee the foundation's global research grants program and a nearly $50 million annual research-granting budget, officials said. He will also continue to lead the Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance, which comprises nearly 40 breast cancer and cancer nonprofits, private funders, industry partners and individuals.

3. Previously, he was executive director of the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade, which works to help prevent, treat, and ultimately eradicate breast cancer.

4. Dr. Hurlbert was also chairman of the board of the International Cancer Research Partnership, the Health Research Alliance and is also the former chairman of the Cancer Committee Advisory Board for the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.

5. He has a Doctor of Philosophy in pharmacology and prior experience as a pharmacologist.


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