Mary L. (Nora) Disis, M.D.
Athena Distinguished Professorship of Breast Cancer Research
Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology
Adjunct Professor, Department of Pathology and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Associate Dean for Translational Science, UW Medicine
Director, Institute of Translational Health Sciences
Director, Center of Translational Medicine in Women’s Health
Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Dr. Disis received her M.D. from the University of Nebraska Medical School and completed a residency and chief residency in internal medicine at the University of Illinois in Chicago. Her fellowship in oncology was completed at the University of Washington and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
She is an expert in breast and ovarian cancer immunology and translational research. Her multifaceted research program within the Tumor Vaccine Group includes the discovery of new antigens for common solid tumors, the development of vaccine and cellular therapy targeting specific antigens, and immunodiagnostics.
She is the Deputy Editor for Translational Oncology for the Journal of Clinical Oncology, and is a member of several committees and task forces for both the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).
Learn more about:
- Mary L. (Nora) Disis, M.D.
- The endowed fund that supports her work.
- The Division of Medical Oncology
- The Tumor Vaccine Group
If you’re interested in this field, please consider making a gift to this fund through the UW Foundation.