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The Best of the AACR Journals Collection: Author Profiles

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Frank McCormick

Title & Affiliation:
David A. Wood Distinguished Professorship of Tumor Biology and Cancer Research, Professor, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCSF, San Francisco, CA.

Most-cited Article:
Undermining Glutaminolysis Bolsters Chemotherapy While NRF2 Promotes Chemoresistance in KRAS-Driven Pancreatic Cancers

Q: What is your primary area of study/research?
A: Cancer biology, signal transduction, and Ras oncogenes.

Q: What influenced your decision to embark on a research career?
A: I have always been fascinated by biology and the challenge of solving complex problems.

Q; What excites you most about your research area?
A: I love the excitement of discovery research, the fun of working with teams of brilliant people, and the possibility of making a clinical impact.

Q: What do you do for fun outside of work? What are your passions and hobbies?
A: I race formula cars for a hobby, and I love classical music, walking, and reading.


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