News Release: Research, Winship Cancer Institute

Jan. 5,  2009

Mylin Torres, MD, Joins Emory Radiation Oncology

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Mylin Torres, MD, has joined the Emory University School of Medicine Department of Radiation Oncology as assistant professor specializing in the treatment of breast cancer.

"Dr. Torres brings a patient-centered approach to care as well as excellent experience as a collaborative investigator to our department," says Walter Curran, MD, chairman of Radiation Oncology and medical director of the Emory Winship Cancer Institute. "We are delighted to have recruited a physician of her caliber to Emory."

Torres' research interests have included breast cancer treatment techniques and clinical trial development, novel radio-sensitizing agents, the management of patients receiving concurrent radiation and chemotherapy for cervical cancer and patient-related outcomes measures.

She is a member of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, the Radiologic Society of North America, the American Association for Women Radiologists and the American Brachytherapy Society. Torres is a manuscript reviewer for the prestigious International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics.

A native of Savannah, Ga., Torres graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University and earned her medical degree from Stanford University. She completed her training in radiation oncology at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

Torres has written and co-authored numerous publications and abstracts for peer-reviewed scientific journals. Most recently, she received the highly competitive Yamagiwa-Yoshida Memorial International Cancer Study Grant from the Switzerland-based International Union Against Cancer to study a novel Japanese technology that enables real time tumor-tracking radiotherapy.


The Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University is an academic health science and service center focused on missions of teaching, research, health care and public service. Its components include schools of medicine, nursing, and public health; Yerkes National Primate Research Center; the Emory Winship Cancer Institute; and Emory Healthcare, the largest, most comprehensive health system in Georgia. The Woodruff Health Sciences Center has a $2.3 billion budget, 17,000 employees, 2,300 full-time and 1,900 affiliated faculty, 4,300 students and trainees, and a $4.9 billion economic impact on metro Atlanta.

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