Abenaa Brewster

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Representing the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Professor of Clinical Cancer Prevention, MD Anderson Cancer Center


Dr. Abenaa Brewster is a tenured Professor in the Department of Clinical Cancer Prevention at MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC) and has an adjunct appointment in the Department of Epidemiology. 

She is a medical oncologist in the Nellie B. Connally Breast Center and her clinical interest is the management of breast cancer.  Her research expertise involves using the tools of molecular epidemiology to investigate clinical, epidemiological and biological factors that determine breast cancer risk and survival.  She is particularly interested in understanding how tumor biology, host genetic susceptibility, ethnicity and obesity influence a woman's risk and survival after a diagnosis of breast cancer. 

She has experience in the conduct and data management of hospital and population-based cohort studies and is the principal investigator and director of a longitudinal cohort study of women at high risk of developing breast cancer.  She has received funding from the National Institute of Health, the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, Susan G. Komen Foundation and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.


Updated: May 2021