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Investigators and Staff

SPORE Leaders

Principal Investigator

Hagop M. Kantarjian, M.D.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd., Box 428
Houston, TX 77030
Office: 713-792-7026
FAX: 713-794-4297
E-mail: hkantarjian@mdanderson.org

Co-Principal Investigator

Jean-Pierre Issa, M.D.
Temple University
Fels Institute
PAHB Room 154
3307 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pa.  19140
Office:  215-707-4307
E-mail: jpissa@temple.edu

SPORE Project Leaders

Project 1: Epigenetics and Epigenetic Therapy in AML

Co-Project Leader, Basic Research 

Jean-Pierre Issa, M.D.
Temple University
Fels Institute
PAHB Room 154
3307 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pa.  19140
Office:  215-707-4307
E-mail: jpissa@temple.edu

Co-Project Leader, Clinical Research 

Hagop M. Kantarjian, M.D.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd., Box 428
Houston, TX 77030
Office: 713-792-7026
FAX: 713-794-4297
E-mail: hkantarjian@mdanderson.org

Project 2: Adoptive Cellular Therapy for Myeloid Leukemia

Co-Project Leader, Basic Research 

Jeffrey Molldrem, M.D.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd., Box 448
Houston, TX 77030
Office: 713-563-3318
FAX: 713-563-3364
E-mail: jmolldre@mdanderson.org

Co-Project Leader, Clinical Research 

Richard Champlin, M.D.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd., Box 423
Houston, TX 77030
Office: 713-792-3618
FAX: 713-792-4346
E-mail: rchampli@mdanderson.org

Project 3: P53 Activation as Novel Therapeutic Strategy for Acute Myelogenous Leukemia

Co-Project Leader, Basic Research 

Michael Andreeff, M.D., Ph.D.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd., Box 448
Houston, TX 77030
Office: 713-792-7260
FAX: 713-794-4747
E-mail: mandreef@mdanderson.org

Co-Project Leader, Clinical Research

Marina Konopleva, M.D., Ph.D.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd., Box 428
Houston, TX 77030
Office: 713-794-1628
E-mail: mkonople@mdanderson.org

Co-Project Leader, Clinical Research

Jorge Cortes, M.D.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd., Box 428
Houston, TX 77030
Office: 713-794-5783
E-mail: jcortes@mdanderson.org

Project 4: Incorporating FLT3 Inhibitors into AML Treatment Regimens

Project Leader, Basic Research

Mark Levis, M.D., Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University School of Medical Oncology Center
1650 Orleans Street, Room 243
Baltimore, MD 21231
Office: (410) 502-3629
FAX: (410) 614-7279
E-mail: levisma@jhmi.edu

Co-Project Leader, Clinical Research

Jorge Cortes, M.D.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd., Box 428
Houston, TX 77030
Office: 713-794-5783
E-mail: jcortes@mdanderson.org

SPORE Core Leaders

Core A: Administrative Core

Leader 

Hagop M. Kantarjian, M.D.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd., Box 428
Houston, TX 77030
Office: 713-792-7026
FAX: 713-794-4297
E-mail: hkantarjian@mdanderson.org

Co-Leader 

Jean-Pierre Issa, M.D.
Temple University
Fels Institute
PAHB Room 154
3307 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pa.  19140
Office:  215-707-4307
E-mail: jpissa@temple.edu

Core B: Pathology and Tissue Core

Leader 

Steven Kornblau, M.D.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd., Box 448
Houston, TX 77030
Office: 713-794-1568
FAX: 713-794-1938
E-mail: smkornbl@mdanderson.org

Co-Leader 

Jean-Pierre Issa, M.D.
Temple University
Fels Institute
PAHB Room 154
3307 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pa.  19140
Office:  215-707-4307
E-mail: jpissa@temple.edu

Co-Leader 

Carlos Bueso-Ramos, M.D.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd., Box 72
Houston, TX 77030
Office: 713-563-1091
E-mail: cbuesora@mdanderson.org

Core C: Biostatistics and Data Management Core

Leader 

Donald Berry, Ph.D.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd., Box 1411
Houston, TX 77030
Office: 713-794-4141
FAX: 713-745-4940
E-mail: dberry@mdanderson.org

Co-Leader 

Xuelin Huang, Ph.D.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd., Box 1411
Houston, TX 77030
Office: 713-794-4172
E-mail: xlhuang@mdanderson.org

SPORE Program Leaders

Developmental Research Program

Co-Director 

William Plunkett, Ph.D.
The University of Texas  MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd., Unit 1950
Houston, TX 77030
Office:  713-792-3335
E-mail: wplunket@mdanderson.org

Co-Director 

Hagop M. Kantarjian, M.D.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd., Box 428
Houston, TX 77030
Office: 713-792-7026
FAX: 713-794-4297
E-mail: hkantarjian@mdanderson.org

Career Development Program

Co-Director 

Hagop M. Kantarjian, M.D.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd., Box 428
Houston, TX 77030
Office: 713-792-7026
FAX: 713-794-4297
E-mail: hkantarjian@mdanderson.org

Co-Director 

William Plunkett, Ph.D.
The University of Texas  MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd., Unit 1950
Houston, TX 77030
Office:  713-792-3335
E-mail: wplunket@mdanderson.org


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