Top American Cancer Organisation honors DR.Azra Raza

Dr  Azra RazaNEW YORK: A renowned Pakistani-American medical specialist has been honoured by a top American organization dedicated to cancer research,a press release said on Wednesday.

The Hope Funds for Cancer Research has placed Dr. Azra Raza, Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College, on its 2012 Award of Excellence honorees’ list in the areas of basic science, clinical development and medicine.Dr. Raza, who is also Director of the MDS (myelodysplastic syndrome)Programme at St. Vincent’s Comprehensive Cancer Center (SVCCC) in New York, gets the award for her work on medicine. She and other recipients in different categories will be recognized at the organization’s annual awards dinner on July 21, 2012 in Newport, Rodhe Island.

The Award of Excellence honours those who have made outstanding contributions to basic, clinical, and medical cancer research or conducted prominent advocacy and philanthropy on behalf of cancer research.Dr. Raza completed her medical education in Pakistan, training in Internal Medicine at the University of Maryland, Franklin Square Hospital and Georgetown/VA Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and completed her fellowship in Medical Oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York. – APP