Forces of Change: Women in Cancer Research

I recently had the privilege of photographing 9 brilliant women in the studio.  They are doctors, surgeons, researchers, mentors, program directors, all of whom work in the field of cancer research.  And each one has a fascinating story to tell about how they came to be scientists, what new discoveries they’re making, and how it may affect the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in the future.

As Mary Stenzel-Poore, chief of research operations at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, says, “Having a diverse workforce that includes these very strong, really brilliant women truly makes us better as an organization, and increases the odds of making significant breakthroughs that can and will stop cancer in its tracks.”

Read their stories and be inspired: