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Virginia F. Borges, MD, MMSc

Professor with Tenure, Deputy Division Head

Virginia F. Borges, MD, MMSc

Other Professional Postitions

Robert F. and Patricia Young Connor Endowed Chair in Young Women's Breast Cancer Research

Director, Breast Cancer Research Program

Director, Young Women's Breast Cancer Translational Program, University of Colorado Cancer Center


University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey M.D. 1993
Harvard Medical School/MIT

Health, Science and Technology Program M.M.Sc 2001


Dr. Borges came to the University of Colorado Health Science Center in 2003. She is a clinical-translational scientist in breast oncology with research focusing on breast cancer immunotherapy and young women’s breast cancer.


Dr. Borges is focused on clinical breast cancer research including clinical trials with anti-endocrine therapies, novel biologic drug and immunotherapies. The breast research program participates in SWOG, NSABP, RTOG and intergroup studies, of which she is an active member. The Borges Lab is focused on the development ofnovel vaccines and combination immunotherapy for breast cancer and also, though collaborative programs, on potential biologic differences and therapeutic targets for young womens’ breast cancer. Dr. Borges is the educational coordinator for the Division of Medical Oncology, an Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency and Director of the Internal Medicine Resident Research Program.


Susan G. Komen Foundation, Role: PI, Grant Title: A Novel MUC1 Targeted Vaccine for the Treatment of Breast Cancer

Avon Foundation, Role: Co-investigator, Grant Title: Pregnancy Associated Breast Cancer

Department of Defense Synergistic Idea Award, Role: Co-PI, Grant Title: The Inflammatory Milieu ​

PubMed Articles​​​​