Cancer Control and Population Sciences Members

Cancer Control and Population Sciences researchers are highly focused on studying causes of cancer and ways to prevent it, detect it earlier, improve tolerance of treatment, and manage its symptoms and the quality of life for patients during treatment and in the years following. 
 
 
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Saro H. Armenian, D.O., M.P.H.
Pediatric Hematologist - Oncologist
Duarte - Main Campus

Pediatric hematologist-oncologist Saro Armenian, D.O., M.P.H., is the Barron Hilton Chair in Pediatrics, with expertise in pediatric cancer, epidemiology and cancer survivorship.

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Andrew Artz
Andrew Saul Artz, M.D., M.S.
Hematologist-Oncologist
Duarte - Main Campus

Andrew Artz, M.D., M.S., is a professor at City of Hope’s Hematologic Malignancies Research Institute.

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Kimlin Tam Ashing, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Population Sciences, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope
Duarte - Main Campus

Kimlin Tam Ashing, Ph.D., is a professor and directs the Center of Community Alliance for Research & Education at City of Hope. She is a notable leader in examining cancer disparities and quality of life. Her life's work is to increase the voice and representation of underrepresented groups in

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"The Way We Live Our Lives" with Dr. Leslie Bernstein - Leaving a Legacy at City of Hope
Leslie Bernstein, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Division of Biomarkers of Early Detection and Prevention, Department of Population Sciences
Duarte - Main Campus

Among the most accomplished researchers working in cancer epidemiology today, Leslie Bernstein, Ph.D., was instrumental in identifying physical activity as a means to reduce the risk of breast cancer. She received the highly prestigious Medal of Honor in Cancer Control from the American Cancer

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Kathleen Blazer
Kathleen Blazer, Ed.D., L.C.G.C., M.S.
Cancer Risk Genetic Counselor
Duarte - Main Campus

Kathleen Blazer is the Associate Director of the Cancer Genomics Education Program at City of Hope.

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William Dale, M.D. Ph.D.
William Dale, M.D., Ph.D.
Physician; Arthur M. Coppola Family Chair in Supportive Care Medicine

William Dale, M.D., Ph.D., is the Arthur M. Coppola Family Chair in Supportive Care Medicine at City of Hope.

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Benjamin Djulbegovic
Duarte - Main Campus

Benjamin Djulbegovic, M.D., Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation, professor and director of research in the Department of Supportive Care Medicine,and medical director of evidence-based analytics.

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Erhunmwunsee-Loretta
Duarte - Main Campus; South Pasadena

Loretta Erhunmwunsee, M.D., is a thoracic surgeon and an assistant professor in City of Hope's Division of Thoracic Surgery. She sees patients with lung, esophageal and mediastinal tumors. Her research focuses on eliminating health inequity in thoracic oncology patients.

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Betty Ferell
Betty Ferrell, M.S.N., Ph.D.
Director and Professor, Division of Nursing Research and Education, Department of Population Sciences
Duarte - Main Campus

Betty Ferrell, Ph.D., M.S.N., director, Division of Nursing Research and Education, focuses her clinical expertise and research in pain management, quality of life and palliative care.

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Susan Neuhausen
Susan L. Neuhausen, Ph.D.
The Morris & Horowitz Families Professor in Cancer Etiology & Outcomes Research
Duarte - Main Campus

Susan L. Neuhausen, Ph.D., is The Morris & Horowitz Families Professor in Cancer Etiology & Outcomes Research at Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope. She conducts research focused on identifying genes that predispose to disease.

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Stacy Gray
Stacy W. Gray, M.D., A.M.
Deputy Director, Center for Precision Medicine; Physician
Duarte - Main Campus

Stacy W. Gray, M.D., is deputy director of the Center for Precision Medicine and associate professor and chief of the Division of Clinical Cancer Genomics within the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research, and a secondary appointment in the Department of Population Sciences.

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Stephen Gruber
Stephen Gruber, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Vice President, City of Hope National Medical Center; Director, Center for Precision Medicine; Medical Oncologist
Duarte - Main Campus

Stephen Gruber, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., is director of the Center for Precision Medicine at City of Hope in Duarte, California.

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Marta Jankowska, Ph.D.
Marta Jankowska, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Population Sciences
Duarte - Main Campus

Marta Jankowska received her Ph.D. at San Diego State University and University of California Santa Barbara, where she also did postdoctoral work in family medicine and public health.

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Meet Dr. Veronica C. Jones
Duarte - Main Campus

Veronica Jones, M.D., is a surgeon specializing in breast cancer surgery at City of Hope.

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Jae Kim
Jae Y. Kim, M.D.
Thoracic Surgeon
Duarte - Main Campus; South Pasadena

Jae Y. Kim, M.D., is the chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery and an associate professor in the Department of Surgery. Dr. Kim specializes in esophageal cancer and lung cancer, robotic surgery, mesothelioma and thymoma.

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Rick Kittles
Rick Kittles, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Division of Health Equities, Department of Population Sciences
Duarte - Main Campus

Rick Kittles, Ph.D., is professor and founding director of the Division of Health Equities within the Department of Population Sciences at the City of Hope

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Meet James V. Lacey Jr
James V. Lacey, Jr., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Professor and Director, Division of Health Analytics, Department of Computational and Quantitative Medicine
Duarte - Main Campus

James V. Lacey, Jr., Ph.D., M.P.H., is a researcher in the division of health analytics within the Department of Computational and Quantitative Medicine at Beckman Research Institute.

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Daneng Li, M.D.
Medical Oncologist
Duarte - Main Campus

Daneng Li, M.D., is a medical oncologist specializing in geriatric oncology and treating gastrointestinal cancers.

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Jeannine McCune
Jeannine McCune, Pharm.D.
Professor, Department of Population Sciences and Department of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
Duarte - Main Campus

Jeannine McCune, Pharm.D., is a professor in the Department of Population Sciences and Department of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation at City of Hope.

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Sunita Patel
Duarte - Main Campus

Sunita Patel, Ph.D., is a psychologist and associate professor in City of Hope's Department of Supportive Care Medicine and Department of Population Sciences.

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Mina S. Sedrak, M.D., M.S.
Mina S. Sedrak, M.D., M.S.
Medical Oncologist
Duarte - Main Campus

Mina Sedrak, M.D., M.S., is a breast cancer oncologist and assistant professor in the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research at City of Hope.

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Victoria Seewaldt
Victoria L. Seewaldt, M.D.
Ruth Ziegler Chair in Population Sciences
Duarte - Main Campus; South Pasadena

City of Hope's Victoria Seewaldt, M.D., is the Ruth Ziegler Chair in Population Sciences and chair and professor of the Department of Population Sciences, with a clinical specialty in breast cancer.

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Christopher Sistrunk, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Population Sciences
Duarte - Main Campus

Christopher Sistrunk, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Population Sciences at City of Hope

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Virginia Sun
Virginia Sun, Ph.D., M.S.N., R.N.
Associate Professor, Division of Nursing Research and Education, Department of Population Sciences Education
Duarte - Main Campus

Virginia Sun, Ph.D., M.S.N., R.N., associate professor in the Division of Nursing Research and Education, focuses her research on developing and testing interventions to improve patient and family-centered care and surgical outcomes.

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Jeffrey Trent
Jeffrey Trent, Ph.D.
TGen President and Research Director

Jeffrey M. Trent, Ph.D., is the president and research director of Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), which joined forces with City of Hope to accelerate the speed at which scientists and medical staff convert research discoveries into cures for patients.

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Lindsey Trevino
Lindsey S. Treviño, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of Health Equities, Department of Population Sciences
Duarte - Main Campus

Lindsey S. Treviño, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the Division of Health Equities and Department of Population Sciences.

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Meet Professor Sophia Wang, Ph.D.
Sophia S. Wang, Ph.D.
Professor, Division of Health Analytics, Department of Population Sciences
Duarte - Main Campus

Sophia S. Wang, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Population Sciences, Division of Health Analytics

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F. Lennie Wong, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Departments of Population Sciences
F. Lennie Wong, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Departments of Population Sciences and Computational and Quantitative Medicine, Division of Biostatistics; Scientist, Outcomes Research
Duarte - Main Campus

F. Lennie Wong, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Population Sciences and Computational and Quantitative Medicine and a scientist in the Division of Outcomes Research.

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Lisa Yee
Lisa Yee, M.D.
Surgical Oncologist; Breast Surgeon
Duarte - Main Campus; South Pasadena

Lisa Yee, M.D., is a breast surgical oncologist at City of Hope's Duarte and South Pasadena locations.

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Finly Zacharia Bio
Duarte - Main Campus

Finly Zachariah, M.D., specializes in the palliative medicine at City of Hope cancer research hospital, helping patients with their supportive care needs, from pain control to the many issues involved in hospice and end-of-life care.

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TGEN MEMBERS

Distinguished Professor and Director, Quantitative Medicine and Systems Biology Program