Sandra M. Swain, MD, FACP is the Medical Director of the Washington Cancer Institute, of MedStar Washington Hospital Center, in Washington, DC. She is a Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University and Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. She was previously the Deputy Branch Chief of the Medicine Branch, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and was a tenured Principal Investigator. She was also the Chief of the Breast Cancer Section, and Chief of the Cancer Therapeutics Branch.
Dr. Swain’s research interests include clinical trials and translational research in metastatic and inflammatory breast cancer, adjuvant therapy for breast cancer, cardiotoxicity, and health care disparities. She has published more than 250 articles and is recognized as a leading international figure in breast cancer. For her work, she received the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Community Global Award of Distinction in 2012.
Dr. Swain was the President of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) from 2013-14. She is a member of the American Association of Cancer Research and was also a member of the Oncology Drugs Advisory Committee to the FDA from 1994-1998. She has recently been appointed as a member of the Huntsman Cancer Institute External Advisory Board.