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Investigators and Staff

SPORE Director

    Elizabeth A. Grimm, Ph.D.
    Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology
    MD Anderson Cancer Center
    1515 Holcombe Blvd. – Unit 362
    Houston, TX 77030
    E-mail: egrimm@mdanderson.org

Co-Directors

Jeffrey E. Lee, M.D.
Chair, Department of Surgical Oncology
MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd. – Unit 444
Houston, TX 77030
E-mail: jelee@mdanderson.org

Jeffrey E. Gershenwald, M.D.
Department of Surgical Oncology
MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd. – Unit 444
Houston, TX 77030
Email:  jgershen@mdanderson.org

Patrick Hwu, M.D.
Chair, Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology
MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd - Unit 430
Houston, TX  77030
Email:  phwu@mdanderson.org

Projects

Project 1: Induction of an Antitumor Immune Response in Patients With Melanoma Using the Antimicrobial Peptide LL37

Co-Leaders

Richard Royal, M.D.
Department of Surgical Oncology
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd - Unit 444
Houston, TX 77030
E-mail: RRoyal@mdanderson.org

Patrick Hwu, M.D.
Chair, Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology
MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd. – Unit 430
Houston, TX 77030
E-mail: phwu@mdanderson.org

Project 2: Effects of a Novel Phospho-STAT3 Inhibitor for Treatment of Stage IV Melanoma Patients, Including Those with CNS Metastasis

Co-Leaders

Amy Heimberger, M.D.
Department of Neurosurgery
MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd. – Unit 442
Houston, TX 77030
E-mail: aheimber@mdanderson.org

Waldemar Priebe, Ph.D.
Department of Experimental Therapeutics
MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd. – Unit 036
Houston, TX 77030
E-mail: wpriebe@mdanderson.org

 

Project 3: Prognostic Significance and Targeting of an iNOS-Associated Human Melanoma Inflammatory Signature

Co-Leaders

Elizabeth A. Grimm, Ph.D.
Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology
MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd. – Unit 362
Houston, TX 77030
E-mail: egrimm@mdanderson.org

Suhendan Ekmekcioglu, Ph.D.
Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology
MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd. – Unit 362
Houston, TX 77030
E-mail: sekmekcioglu@mdanderson.org

Victor G. Prieto, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Pathology
MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd. – Unit 085
Houston, TX 77030
E-mail: vprieto@mdanderson.org

Kevin Kim, M.D.
Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology
MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd - Unit 430
Houston, TX  77030
E-mail:  kkim@mdanderson.org

 

Project 4: Targeting Angiogenesis and the Tumor Microenvironment Utilizing siRNA Nanoliposomes as a New Modality for Treatment of Melanoma

Co-Leaders

Menashe Bar-Eli, Ph.D.
Department of Cancer Biology
MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd. – Unit 173
Houston, TX 77030
E-mail: mbareli@mdanderson.org

Gabriel Lopez-Berestein, M.D.
Department of Experimental Therapeutics
MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd. – Unit 1950
Houston, TX 77030
E-mail: glopez@mdanderson.org

Wen-Jen Hwu, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology
MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd - Unit 430
Houston, TX  77030
E-mail:  wenjhwu@mdanderson.org

Chaan Ng, M.D.
Department of Diagnostic Radiology
MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd - Unit 1473
Houston, TX  77030
E-mail:  cng@mdanderson.org

 

Project 5: Role of HLA Alleles and Cytokines in Melanoma Prognosis

Co-Leaders

Jeffrey E. Lee, M.D.
Chair, Department of Surgical Oncology
MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd. – Unit 444
Houston, TX 77030
E-mail: jelee@mdanderson.org

Qingyi Wei, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Epidemiology
MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd - Unit 189
Houston, TX  77030
E-mail:  qwei@mdanderson.org

Chris Amos, Ph.D.
Department of Genetics
MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd - Unit 0209
Houston, TX  77030
Email:  camos@mdanderson.org

John D. Reveille, M.D.
UT Health Science Center
6431 Fannin – MSB5.262
Houston, TX 77030
E-mail: John.D.Reveille@uth.tmc.edu

Cores

Administrative Core

Core Director

Elizabeth A. Grimm, Ph.D.
Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology

MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd. – Unit 362
Houston, TX 77030
E-mail: egrimm@mdanderson.org

Co-Directors

Jeffrey E. Lee, M.D.
Chair, Department of Surgical Oncology

MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd. – Unit 444
Houston, TX 77030
E-mail: jelee@mdanderson.org

Jeffrey E. Gershenwald, M.D.
Department of Surgical Oncology

MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd - Unit 444
Houston, TX  77030
Email:  jgershen@mdanderson.org

Patrick Hwu, M.D.
Chair, Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology

MD Anderson Cancer Center 
1515 Holcombe Blvd - Unit 430
Houston, TX  77030
E-mail:  phwu@mdanderson.org

 

Informatics, Tissue Resource, and Pathology Core

Co-Directors

Jeffrey E. Gershenwald, M.D.
Department of Surgical Oncology

MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd. – Unit 444
Houston, TX 77030
E-mail: jgershen@mdanderson.org

Victor G. Prieto, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Pathology

MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd. – Unit 085
Houston, TX 77030
E-mail: vprieto@mdanderson.org

Michael Davies, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology

MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd - Unit 904
Houston, TX  77030
E-mail:  mdavies@mdanderson.org

 

Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core

Director

Donald Berry, Ph.D.
Department of Biostatistics 

MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd. – Unit 1411
Houston, TX 77030
E-mail: dberry@mdanderson.org

Developmental Research Program

Director

Elizabeth A. Grimm, Ph.D.
Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology

MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd. – Unit 362
Houston, TX 77030
E-mail: egrimm@mdanderson.org

Co-Director

Jeffrey E. Lee, M.D.
Department of Surgical Oncology

MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd. – Unit 444
Houston, TX 77030
E-mail: jelee@mdanderson.org

Career Development Program

Director

Elizabeth A. Grimm, Ph.D.
Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology

MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd. – Unit 362
Houston, TX 77030
E-mail: egrimm@mdanderson.org

Co-Director

Jeffrey E. Lee, M.D.
Department of Surgical Oncology

MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd. – Unit 444
Houston, TX 77030
E-mail: jelee@mdanderson.org


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