Assistant Professor of Surgery at UCSF and Program Director of BreastCancerTrials.org
Ellyn Cohen, Ph.D. is a UCSF Assistant Professor of Surgery and Program Director of BreastCancerTrials.org (BCT), a user-friendly clinical trial matching service dedicated to helping patients find clinical trials personalized to their situation. She has led BCT through its development, pilot evaluation, and successful launch as a nationwide, non-profit service in 2008. In 2015, Dr. Cohen and her team launched Metastatic Trial Search, a matching tool designed for patients with metastatic breast cancer and which is currently supported by 23 advocacy organizations. In 2018, the team launched Metastatic Trial Talk, an online portal to news and features about breast cancer research to raise public awareness about the importance of clinical research. Dr. Cohen is frequently invited to talk about clinical trials to patient groups and is actively involved in the Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance. She has a BA in Biology from Brooklyn College and a Ph.D. in Pathology from Cornell University. Dr. Cohen is a breast cancer survivor.