Director, Breast Medical Oncology, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Julie Gralow is the Jill Bennett Endowed Professor of Breast Medical Oncology and Professor of Global Health at the University of Washington School of Medicine, a Member of the Clinical Research Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Director of Breast Medical Oncology at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Her area of research specialization is the relationship between breast cancer and the bone. Dr. Gralow is the SWOG Executive Officer for Breast and Lung Cancer, and previously served for 13 years as Vice Chair of the SWOG Breast Cancer Committee. She is currently Chair of ASCO’s Academic Global Oncology Task Force, co-Chair of ASCO’s Resource Stratified Guideline Advisory Group, and serves as a member of the ASCO Breast Cancer Advisory Guideline Group and Cancer Education Committee in the Global Health track. She received an ASCO Statesman Award in 2008, and was elected a Fellow of the American College of Physicians in 2008.
Dr. Gralow is committed to improving the quality of life for breast cancer patients through education, exercise and diet, and to promoting breast cancer awareness in the community. She is Medical Director and Team Physician for Team Survivor Northwest, a non-profit focused on helping female cancer survivors improve their health through exercise. She is founder of the Women’s Empowerment Cancer Advocacy Network (WE CAN), a group dedicated to empowering women cancer patient advocates in low and middle income countries, and Co-Chair of the Breast Cancer Initiative 2.5 (BCI2.5), a Global Campaign to reduce disparities in breast cancer care globally.