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Investigators and Staff

Uterine SPORE Directors

Director

Karen H. Lu, M.D.
Professor and Chair of Gynecologic Oncology
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Director, Uterine SPORE
Principal Investigator, Uterine SPORE Project 1
Director, Uterine SPORE Administrative Core
Co-Director, Uterine SPORE Pathology Core

 

 

Co-Director

Russell R. Broaddus, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Co-Director, Uterine SPORE
Principal Investigator, Uterine SPORE Project 2
Co-Director, Uterine SPORE Administrative Core
Director, Uterine SPORE Pathology Core

 

 

Co-Director

Thomas W. Burke, M.D.
Professor of Gynecologic Oncology
EVP, MD Anderson Cancer Network
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Co-Director, Uterine SPORE
Principal Investigator, Uterine SPORE Project 2
Co-Director, Uterine SPORE Administrative Core
                                Director, Uterine SPORE Developmental Research Program

 

 

Co-Director

George M. Stancel, Ph.D.
Professor of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology
Dean, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston –
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Co-Director, Uterine SPORE
Co-Director, Uterine SPORE Administrative Core
Director, Uterine SPORE Career Development Program

 

 

Projects

Project 1: Metformin for the Chemoprevention of Endometrial Cancer in Obese, Insulin-Resistant Women

Principal Investigator (Applied Science)

Karen H. Lu, M.D.
Professor and Chair of Gynecologic Oncology
MD Anderson Cancer Center
1155 Pressler Street, Unit 1362
Houston, Texas 77030
Office: (713) 745-8902
Fax: (713) 792-7586
E-mail:khlu@mdanderson.org

Principal Investigator (Basic Science)

Cheryl L. Walker, Ph.D., A.T.S., Fellow A.A.A.S.
Welch Chair and Director
Institute for Biosciences and Technology
Texas A&M Health Care Science Center
2121 Holcombe Blvd
Houston, Texas 77030
Office: (713) 677-7440
E-mail: cwalker@ibt.tamhsc.edu

Project 2: Strategy for the Incorporation of Tissue Biomarkers in the Clinical Management of Endometrial Cancer Patients

Principal Investigator (Basic Science)

Russell R. Broaddus, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology
MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd., Unit 85
Houston, Texas 77030
Office: (713) 745-2794
Fax: (713) 792-5532
E-mail:rbroaddus@mdanderson.org

Principal Investigators (Applied Science)

Sean C. Dowdy, M.D.
Professor of Obstetrics-Gynecology
Mayo Clinic
200 First Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905
Office: (507) 284-2644
E-mail: dowdy.sean@mayo.edu

Thomas W. Burke, M.D.
Professor of Gynecologic Oncology
EVP, MD Anderson Cancer Network
MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd., Unit 1685
Houston, Texas 77030
Office: (713) 745-3825
Fax: (713) 792-0795
E-mail: tburke@mdanderson.org

Project 3: EphA2 Targeting in Uterine Carcinoma

Principal Investigator (Applied Science)

Anil K. Sood, M.D.
Professor of Gynecologic Oncology
MD Anderson Cancer Center
1155 Pressler Street, Unit 1362
Houston, Texas 77030
Office: (713) 745-5266
Fax: (713) 792-7586
E-mail: asood@mdanderson.org

Principal Investigators (Applied Science)

Robert L. Coleman, M.D.
Professor of Gynecologic Oncology
MD Anderson Cancer Center
1155 Pressler Street, Unit 1362
Houston, Texas 77030
Office: (713) 745-3357
Fax: (713) 792-7586
E-mail: rcoleman@mdanderson.org

Project 4: Targeting the PI3K Signaling Pathway in Endometrial Carcinoma

Principal Investigator (Basic Science)

Gordon B. Mills, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of Systems Biology
MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd., Unit 950
Houston, Texas 77030
Office: (713) 563-4200
Fax: (713) 563-4235
E-mail: gmills@mdanderson.org

Principal Investigator (Applied Science)

Shannon N. Westin, M.D., MPH
Assistant Professor of Gynecologic Oncology 
MD Anderson Cancer Center
1155 Pressler Street, Unit 1362
Houston, Texas 77030
Office: (713) 794-4314
Fax: (713) 792-7586
E-mail: swestin@mdanderson.org

Cores

Core A: Administrative Core

Director

Karen H. Lu, M.D.
Professor and Chair of Gynecologic Oncology
MD Anderson Cancer Center
1155 Pressler Street, Unit 1362
Houston, Texas 77030
Office: (713) 745-8902
Fax: (713) 792-7586
E-mail: khlu@mdanderson.org

Director

Russell R. Broaddus, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology
MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd., Unit 85
Houston, Texas 77030
Office: (713) 745-2794
Fax: (713) 792-5532
E-mail: rbroaddus@mdanderson.org

Co-Director

Thomas W. Burke, M.D.
Professor of Gynecologic Oncology
EVP, MD Anderson Cancer Network
MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd., Unit 1685
Houston, Texas 77030
Office: (713) 745-3825
Fax: (713) 792-0795
E-mail: tburke@mdanderson.org

Co-Director

George M. Stancel, Ph.D.
Professor of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology
Dean, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston –
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
6767 Bertner
Houston, Texas 77030
Office: (713) 500-9880
E-mail: george.m.stancel@uth.tmc.edu

Program Manager

Kristi N. Mercer
Program Manager
MD Anderson Cancer Center
1155 Pressler Street, Unit 1362
Houston, Texas 77030
Office: (713) 792-6884
Fax: (713) 792-7586
E-mail: knmercer@mdanderson.org

Core B: Pathology Core

Director

Russell R. Broaddus, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology
MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd., Unit 85
Houston, Texas 77030
Office: (713) 745-2794
Fax: (713) 792-5532
E-mail: rbroaddus@mdanderson.org

Co-Director

Karen H. Lu, M.D.
Professor and Chair of Gynecologic Oncology
MD Anderson Cancer Center
1155 Pressler Street, Unit 1362
Houston, Texas 77030
Office: (713) 745-8902
Fax: (713) 792-7586
E-mail: khlu@mdanderson.org

Core C: Biomarker Core

Director

David S. Loose, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Integrative Biology & Pharmacology
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
6431 Fannin, MSB 5.136
Houston, Texas 77030
Office: (713) 500-7440
Fax: (713) 500-7455
E-mail: David.S.Loose@uth.tmc.edu

Core D: Biostatistics & Bioinformatics Core

Director

Ying Yuan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biostatistics
MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd., Unit 1411
Houston, Texas 77030
Office: (713) 563-4271
Fax: (713) 563-4243
E-mail: yyuan@mdanderson.org

Developmental Research Program

Program Director

Thomas W. Burke, M.D.
Professor of Gynecologic Oncology
EVP, MD Anderson Cancer Network
MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd., Unit 1685
Houston, Texas 77030
Office: (713) 745-3825
Fax: (713) 792-0795
E-mail: tburke@mdanderson.org

Program Co-Director

Peter J. A. Davies, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Integrative Biology & Pharmacology
Provost and Executive Vice President of Research
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
7000 Fannin
Houston, Texas 77030
Office: (713) 500-3082
Email: peter.j.davies@uth.tmc.edu

Career Development Program

Program Director

George M. Stancel, Ph.D.
Professor of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology
Dean, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston –
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
6767 Bertner
Houston, Texas 77030
Office: (713) 500-9880
E-mail: george.m.stancel@uth.tmc.edu

Program Co-Director

David M. Gershenson, M.D.
Professor of Gynecologic Oncology
MD Anderson Cancer Center
1155 Pressler Street, Unit 1362
Houston, Texas 77030
Office: (713) 563-4535
Fax: (713) 792-7586
E-mail: dgershen@mdanderson.org

Program Co-Director

Diane C. Bodurka, M.D.
Professor of Gynecologic Oncology
MD Anderson Cancer Center
1155 Pressler Street, Unit 1362
Houston, Texas 77030
Office: (713) 745-3358
Fax: (713) 792-7586
E-mail: dcbodurka@mdanderson.org


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