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Advice for Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients | Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Eric P. Winer, MD (born 1956), is chief of the Division of Women's Cancers and director of the Breast Oncology Program in the Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts. He also serves as the Institute's chief strategy officer. He is the Thompson Senior Investigator in Breast Cancer Research and a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Winer is a medical oncologist and clinical researcher specializing in breast cancer. He has focused his career on treating patients with breast cancer and advancing understanding of the disease. He is committed to delivering the best care to his patients today while striving to improve the methods of care for the future.


Biography and Education

Winer was born in 1956 and diagnosed with hemophilia. His life was significantly improved with the introduction of synthetic factor VIII in 1969. Winer received his undergraduate degree in History and Russian/East European Studies from Yale University in 1978 and graduated from the Yale School of Medicine in 1983. Between 1979 and 1983 he became infected with HIV and hepatitis C from blood transfusions. He went on to complete residency training in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital, where he served as chief medical resident.

From 1987-1989, Winer held a fellowship in hematology-oncology at Duke University Medical Center. From 1989-1997 he was on the faculty at Duke University Medical Center and served as co-director of the Duke University Medical Center Multidisciplinary Breast Program.

Winer joined Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in 1997 and was appointed director of the Breast Oncology Center. He directs the breast cancer program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center.

Personal life

Winer is married to Nancy Borstelmann, MSW, MPH, and has three children.

Other positions/titles

  • Chief scientific advisor and co-chair, Scientific Advisory Board, Susan G. Komen for the Cure
  • Co-chair, Breast Cancer Steering Committee, National Cancer Institute
  • Co-chair, Advanced Breast Cancer Conference and Consensus Panel
  • Co-chair, St Gallen Consensus Panel on Early Stage Breast Cancer
  • Board of Directors member, American Society of Clinical Oncology (2011-2015)
  • Research

    Winer has conducted numerous clinical trials during his career. These trials span virtually all aspects of breast cancer. For over a decade, he was the co-chair of the CALGB/Alliance Breast Cancer Committee. Currently, he is the principal investigator of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center NCI SPORE (National Cancer Institute Specialized Program of Research Excellence) in breast cancer. His research group focuses on improving care through the development of new treatment approaches. He also recognizes the importance of de-escalating therapy in patients who can do just as well with less treatment. In collaboration with the Department of Defense and the National Cancer Institute, Winer is also the principal investigator on a study sponsored by the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, assessing the use of aspirin as adjuvant therapy for node-positive breast cancer patients.


    Winer has authored over 250 publications. Here is a selection of Winer's recently published articles:

  • Berry DA, Cirrincione C, Henderson IC, et al. Estrogen-Receptor Status and Outcomes of Modern Chemotherapy for Patients with Node-Positive Breast Cancer. JAMA. 2006;295:1658-67.
  • Muss HB, Berry DA, Cirrincione CT, et al. Adjuvant chemotherapy in older women with early-stage breast cancer. New England Journal of Medicine. 2009;360:2055-2065.
  • Sikov WM, Berry DA, Perou CM, et al. Impact of the Addition of Carboplatin and/or Bevacizumab to Neoadjuvant Once-per-Week Paclitaxel Followed by Dose-Dense Doxorubicin and Cyclophosphamide on Pathologic Complete Response Rates in Stage II to III Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: CALGB 40603 (Alliance). Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2015;33:13-21.
  • Tolaney SM, Barry WT, Dang CT, et al. Adjuvant Paclitaxel and Trastuzumab for Node-Negative, HER2-Positive Breast Cancer. New England Journal of Medicine. 2015;372:134-41.
  • Ni J, Ramkissoon SH, Xie S, et al. Combination inhibition of PI3K and mTORC1 yields durable remissions in mice bearing orthotopic patient-derived xenografts of HER2-positive breast cancer brain metastases. Nature Medicine. 2016;22:723-6.
  • Awards

  • Claire W. and Richard P. Morse Research Award, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 2002
  • Tisch Award for Outstanding Achievement, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 2006
  • Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2008
  • A. Clifford Barger Excellence in Mentoring Award, Harvard Medical School, 2009
  • Advancing the Careers of Women Faculty Award, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 2013
  • The William L. McGuire Memorial Lectureship, San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, 2016
  • Gianni Bonadonna Breast Cancer Award and Lecture, American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2017
  • References

    Eric Winer Wikipedia