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Virginia Borges, MD, MMSc

Deputy Head, Division of Medical Oncology; Director, Breast Cancer Research Program & Young Women’s Breast Cancer Translational Program, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus


  • Speaker, 2023 Conference on Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Founder and director of the Young Women's Breast Cancer Clinic at the University of Colorado Cancer Center
  • Oversees research trials focused on breast cancer in young women



As director of the University of Colorado Breast Cancer Research Program, Dr. Borges oversees the clinical research team. The program works with the phase I and molecular targeted research teams to offer cutting-edge trials for women with advanced breast cancer. 

Dr. Borges oversees trials on the significant problem of young women’s breast cancer, which carries a higher risk for metastatic recurrence and death. Dr. Borges has over 20 years of experience as a translational researcher with expertise in preclinical translational tumor immunology and cancer biology, novel translational research clinical trial design, and epidemiologic outcomes. 


Experience & Accolades


  • Medical oncology
  • Breast cancer


  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey 
    • Doctor of Medicine, Internal Medicine, 1993


  • University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus (2003-present)

    • Professor of Medicine with Tenure
    • Deputy Head, Division of Medical Oncology
    • Director, Breast Cancer Research Program and Young Women’s Breast Cancer Translational Program