Dr. Andrea Silber, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology) at Yale School of Medicine, was recently awarded The CT Cancer Partnership 2016 Cancer Champion Award. The award recognizes contributions to cancer prevention and control in the state of Connecticut.
Dr. Silber specializes in breast cancer and leads a program called OWN-IT (Oncologists Welcome NewHaven Into Trials). OWN IT’s purpose is to get more minorities from inner city New Haven into clinical trials being conducted at Smilow Cancer Hospital. For over 30 years Dr. Silber has worked towards decreasing cancer health disparities in New Haven and surrounding communities.
The Connecticut Cancer Partnership unites the members of our state’s diverse cancer community–academic and clinical institutions, state and local government health agencies, industry and insurers, advocacy and community groups, and cancer survivors. Together, the coalition has developed and is now implementing a comprehensive plan to reduce the suffering and death due to cancer, and improve the quality of life of cancer survivors throughout Connecticut.