Medical School

Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation

Department of Medicine

Heather Beckwith, MD

MEDDOM2 HOT Faculty Beckwith

Academic Title

Assistant Professor

Clinical Title

Medical Oncologist


  • Breast Cancer


  • Breast Center


Medical School
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Administrative Contact

E: Kristin Blomquist
(612) 625-8942
F: (612) 625-6919

Mailing Address

Department of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation
420 Delaware Street SE, MMC 480
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Bio Statement

Dr. Heather Beckwith received her M.D. degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee) in 2006. She did her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota. During her residency she worked on research in the laboratory of Dr. Douglas Yee investigating the tyrosine kinase inhibitor properties of BMS 554417 on the insulin-like growth factor receptor using the breast cancer cell line MCF-7. Dr. Beckwith then was chosen for a fellowship in Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation at the University of Minnesota. She became an Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation) at the University of Minnesota in 2012.

Research Interests

  • Researching the changes in gene signature that occur with growth factor stimulation of breast cancer
  • Study the role of growth factors on the development of hormone resistance in breast cancer

Leadership Roles
  • Member, American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Member, American Society of Hematology
  • Member, American Association of Cancer Research
  • Beckwith Heather, Yee Douglas. Utilizing RNA-seq to define phytochemical induced alterations in insulin and IGF regulated transcriptomes. Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology. 2014:189-204.
  • Beckwith Heather, Fettig-Anderson Lynsey, Yueh Nathan, Yee Douglas. Rapamycin and Dalotuzumab in combination inhibit parental and endocrine resistant breast cancer cells. Cancer Research. 2012 December 15;72(24). SABCS Abstract No. 1040. Dec. 4-8, 2012


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