Carol Fabian, MD

Co-leader, Cancer Prevention, The University of Kansas Cancer Center
Kansas Masonic Research Endowed Chair

C Fabian

Dr. Fabian is an internationally and nationally recognized leader in risk assessment and prevention trials for breast cancer. She is a board certified medical oncologist, has 30 years of experience in conducting breast cancer research, and has had continuous funding from the National Cancer Institute for performance of clinical research trials for more than 20 years. She leads the Cancer Prevention and Survivorship Research Program and is the Principle Investigator for a number of ongoing prevention trials in breast cancer funded by the National Cancer Institute, including letrozole for postmenopausal women taking hormone replacement therapy, a diet and exercise trial for postmenopausal overweight women, and a flaxseed derivative trial for pre-menopausal women. 

Dr. Fabian received her bachelor’s and medical degrees from the University of Kansas and joined the faculty as an assistant professor at the University of Kansas Medical Center after completing an oncology fellowship in 1977. She was appointed Professor in 1987. She previously served as the Medical Director of the Clinical Outpatient Cancer Center and currently serves as the Director of the Breast Cancer Prevention Center and the Breast Cancer Survivorship Center, both of which she founded. Dr. Fabian was awarded the Kansas Masonic Endowed Research Chair in 2004 and has received numerous lay and academic awards for her achievements. She has served on numerous scientific advisory boards for the National Cancer Institute and the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and on ASCO and AACR scientific program committees. She currently serves as a reviewer and editorial board member for numerous scientific publications, including The Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention, and Journal of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Fabian teaches the module on Breast Cancer Risk Assessment and Prevention annually at the School of Breast Oncology and authored the module on breast cancer risk assessment and prevention for the American Society of Clinical Oncology, released in 2007 as a prevention teaching tool.

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