Dr. Mothaffar Rimawi, the medical director of the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine, was recently granted the C. Kent Osborne Award for Medical Excellence. The award was given by the academic center in recognition of Dr. Rimawi’s accomplishments in breast cancer research, advocacy and patient care.
Rimawi’s research revealed that combined targeted therapy without chemotherapy might work as a treatment option for some patients with HER2-positive breast cancer. The phase II clinical trial findings were recently presented on behalf of the Translation Breast Cancer Research Consortium.
The C. Kent Osborne Award was created by an Advisory Council established by the center last year with the purpose of honoring outstanding accomplishments that help fight breast cancer through research, advocacy or patient care. The prize will be officially awarded at the 2015 Neiman Marcus Stiletto Strut and Luncheon, which will take place on September 25. In addition, Rimawi had already been awarded a $150,000 grant from the Avon Foundation for Women to support his research.