Congratulations to Tiffany Ríos, Ph.D. Student, for winning a 2015 AACR Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Award to participate in the specialized AACR “Advances in Breast Cancer Research” Conference. The award for the 8th AACR Special Conference focused on the latest advances in breast cancer research is granted to one student from a minority group underrepresented in the biomedical sciences. This meeting is held every two years and addresses basic and translational breast cancer research, not typically covered in other breast cancer conferences. The conference will be held on October 17-20, 2015 in Bellevue, WA, and Tiffany will present her abstract entitled: “Combination of Ganoderma lucidum extract and Erlotinib decreases IBC progression”. Tiffany is a student in the UCC-RISE program and currently conducts research on the use of conventional therapies in complement with Ganoderma lucidum extract and its effects on stemness in inflammatory breast cancer under the advice and mentorship of Dr. Michelle Martínez-Montemayor a member of the Cancer Research Unit and faculty of the Department of Biochemistry at UCC.