The Best of the AACR Journals Collection: Author Profiles
Title & Affiliation:
Ralph O’Connor Centennial Chair in Cancer Research
Associate Director, Houston Methodist Cancer Center Basic Research Programs, Professor of Cancer Research in Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, Houston Methodist Academic Institute, Houston Methodist, Houston, TexasHouston Methodist Neal Cancer Center, Houston Methodist, Houston, TexasWeill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, New York, New York
Q: What is your primary area of study/research?
A: Tumor immunology and immunotherapy in multiple myeloma and other cancers.
Q: What influenced your decision to embark on a research career?
A: Back in medical school during the early 1970s, I realized that we knew so little about human diseases and treatment options were limited. Medical research would be required to provide the answers to these questions.
Q; What excites you most about your research area?
A: New discoveries in cancer biology and the development of novel therapeutics to treat patients
Q: What do you do for fun outside of work? What are your passions and hobbies?