Education: MD, MMSc
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 of novel 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 Permits Metastasis in Pregnancy Associated Breast Publications
Vasir B, Borges V, Wu Z, Grosman D, Rosenblatt J, Irie M, Anderson K, Kufe D, and Avigan D. Fusion of Dendritic Cells with Multiple Myeloma Cells Results in Maturation and Enhanced Antigen Presentation. British Journal of Hematology 2005 June:129(5):687-700.Cancer
Jacobsen BM, Harrell JC, Jedlicka P, Borges V, Varella-Garcia M, Horwitz KB. Spontaneous Fusion with and Transformation of Mouse Stroma by, Malignant Human Breast Cancer Epithelium. Cancer Research 2006 August: 66(16): 8274-8279
Schedin P, O Brien J, Rudolph M, Stein T, Borges V: Microenvironment of the Involuting Mammary Gland Mediates Mammary Gland Progression. J Mammary Gland Biol Neoplasia 2007 12:71-82