Dr. Angela Brodie is joined at the Health Care Heroes Awards ceremony by (from left) her husband, Harry Brodie, and Mark Kochevar, Amy Fulton, and Dr. Kevin Cullen, of the Univeristy of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center.
Angela Hartley Brodie, Ph.D., professor of Pharmacology in the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a researcher at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, has won the top prize in the 2006 Health Care Heroes Awards sponsored by The Daily Record newspaper.
Dr. Brodie received the top award in the category of Advancements in Health Care in recognition of her groundbreaking work in discovering and developing a new class of drugs called aromatase inhibitors, now used worldwide to treat breast cancer. She accepted the award at a breakfast ceremony at the Wyndham Hotel in Baltimore
The Health Care Heroes Awards honors a company or individual responsible for a scientific discovery or development of a new process, device or service that can save lives or improves the quality of life for a large number of people. Aromatase inhibitors are helping to save the lives of thousands of women with breast cancer in Maryland and throughout the world. Dr. Brodie’s research represents the most significant advance in the treatment of breast cancer in the last quarter century.
"For me, research is not only about advancing science, which is very important, but also about helping people," Dr. Brodie told the newspaper. "It's wonderful when I hear patients tell me how they are benefiting from the treatment. There is no greater reward than meeting women who are responding well."