Session date: 
03/30/2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT

Mylin A. Torres, M.D.

Co-Leader of Cancer Prevention and Control Program


Department of Radiation Oncology

Winship Cancer Institute

Emory University School of Medicine


Dr. Mylin Torres is a board certified radiation oncologist who specializes in the treatment of breast cancer. She is currently the Co-Leader of the Cancer Prevention Control Research Program of Winship Cancer Institute and is Professor of Radiation Oncology.  She is the leader of the breast radiation oncology program at Emory.  Her research program is dedicated to understanding the biology underlying treatment-related side effects, including chronic inflammation and racial disparities, radiation-induced skin changes, and cancer-related fatigue, and to developing interventions which will improve the life quality of breast cancer survivors.  She is also examining ways that radiation can be used to help women with metastatic disease.  Awards from the Pfizer ASPIRE research program and the Pfizer Global Breast Cancer Research Program/Genentech IIS programs facilitate two of Dr. Torres’ ongoing investigator-initiated multi-institutional trials looking at novel combinations of systemic therapy with radiation in breast cancer patients with metastatic disease.  Approximately 45% of patients enrolled on her studies are from under-represented minority groups, primarily of African ancestry.      

Dr. Torres has written and co-authored a number of publications and abstracts. She has received highly competitive grants from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG), Winship Cancer Institute, and Susan G. Komen to support her research on the detection and treatment of breast cancer therapy-induced toxicities. For her outstanding care of patients, Dr. Torres was awarded the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Healthcare Heroes Rising Star, the Winship Cancer Institute Above and Beyond Award, and The Winship Annual Mentorship Award.  Atlanta Magazine also named her as one of the “Women Making a Mark” in the Atlanta community. 

Dr. Torres graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree in biology. She then went on to receive her medical degree from Stanford University before completing her training in radiation oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Zoom Meeting
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Passcode: 271149
United States
Session Summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.00 Attendance

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