Debbie Saslow, PhD

Director, Breast and Gynecologic Cancer,  American Cancer Society

Debbie Saslow, PhD, is responsible for the scientific content of the Society’s breast and gynecologic cancer policies, materials, programs, and communications. Dr. Saslow managed the recent review and update of the Society’s guidelines for the early detection of both breast and cervical cancers. She has been instrumental in building collaborative relationships with organizations across the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors

Before joining the Society, Dr. Saslow was coordinator of the President’s National Action Plan on Breast Cancer (1994-1997). She is a frequent lecturer on cancer screening, genetic testing, informed consent, cancer epidemiology, and disparities. She has worked on more than 25 articles for peer-reviewed journals, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Cancer Institutes’ Laboratory of Pathology in Women’s Cancers.

She received her undergraduate degree in biology with honors from Brown University, and her PhD in human and molecular genetics from Yale University.