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Charles M. Perou, PhD, May Goldman Shaw Distinguished Professor of Molecular Oncology Research and UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member, was honored with a Scientific and Medical Award of Distinction by Susan G. Komen for the Cure® at the organization’s second annual “Honoring the Promise” gala on October 28, 2011. He was recognized for his work identifying subtypes of breast cancer.

The annual gala celebrates those who have helped to fulfill the mission of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. This year’s event was held at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and hosted by NBC’s Hoda Kotb.