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The Best of the AACR Journals Collection: Author Profiles

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William N. William Jr.

Title & Affiliation:
MD, Director, Medical Oncology and Hematology Hospital BP, A Beneficência Portuguesa de São Paulo
Adjunct Associate Professor, Thoracic Head and Neck Medical Oncology Department, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Most-cited Article:
Targeting of CD40 and PD-L1 Pathways Inhibits Progression of Oral Premalignant Lesions in a Carcinogen-induced Model of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Q: What is your primary area of study/research?
A: Thoracic and head and neck cancers

Q: What influenced your decision to embark on a research career?
A: I was influenced by the need to find novel prevention and therapeutic strategies for my cancer patients.

Q; What excites you most about your research area?
A: The use of systemic agents for cancer prevention is understudied and has the potential to discover novel mechanisms of carcinogenesis and impact (pre)neoplasia at their earliest stage.

Q: What do you do for fun outside of work? What are your passions and hobbies?
A: Traveling and scuba diving.


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