Developmental Cancer Therapeutics Members

Meet Professor Karen S. Aboody, M.D.
Karen Aboody, M.D.
Professor, Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine and Division of Neurosurgery
Duarte - Main Campus

Translational Research - Neural Stem Cell as Delivery tool for Cancer Treatment.

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Mark Agulnik, M.D.
Mark Agulnik, M.D.
Medical Oncologist
Duarte - Main Campus

Mark Agulnik, M.D., is a medical oncologist and section chief of sarcoma medical oncology the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research at City of Hope.

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Andrea Bild
Andrea Bild, Ph.D.
Professor, Division of Molecular Pharmacology, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research
Duarte - Main Campus

Andrea Bild, Ph.D. is a professor in the Division of Molecular Pharmacology, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research at City of Hope

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Joseph Chao
Joseph Chao, M.D.
Medical Oncologist
Duarte - Main Campus

Joseph Chao, M.D., is a medical oncologist with expertise on gastrointestinal, stomach, esophageal and colorectal cancers.

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Chen-Shiuan
Shiuan Chen, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor, Department of Cancer Biology; The Lester M. and Irene C. Finkelstein Chair in Biology
Duarte - Main Campus

Shiuan Chen, Ph.D., chairs the Department of Cancer Biology at the Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope

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Meet Our Doctors: Vincent Chung, M.D.
Vincent Chung, M.D.
Medical Oncologist
Duarte - Main Campus

City of Hope's Vincent Chung, M.D., is a medical oncologist specializing in pancreatic cancer and gastrointestinal cancers.

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Marwan G. Fakih, M.D.
Medical Oncologist
Duarte - Main Campus

Marwan G. Fakih, M.D., is a medical oncologist specializing in gastrointestinal cancers at City of Hope's Duarte and Newport Beach locations.

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Ajay Goel, Ph.D., M.S.
Professor and Chair, Department of Molecular Diagnostics and Experimental Therapeutics; Associate Director of Basic Science, Comprehensive Cancer Center
Duarte - Main Campus

Ajay Goel, Ph.D., M.S., is a professor researching molecular pathogenesis of human gastrointestinal cancers and its relationship to early detection of cancer, cancer prevention and cancer therapeutics at City of Hope, near Los Angeles.

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Margarita Gutova
Margarita Gutova, M.D.
Research Associate Professor, Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Duarte - Main Campus

Regenerative medicine for Traumatic Brain Injury.

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Stanley Hamilton, Chair of Department of Pathology
Stanley Hamilton, M.D.
Chair, Department of Pathology
Duarte - Main Campus

City of Hope's Stanley Hamilton, M.D., is the chair of the Department of Pathology.

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Robert Hickey, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine
Duarte - Main Campus

Robert Hickey, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Medicine at the Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope.

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David Horne, Ph.D.
Vice Provost and Deputy Director, Beckman Research Institute; Dr. & Mrs. Allen Y. Chao Chair in Developmental Cancer Therapeutics
Duarte - Main Campus

David Horne, Ph.D., vice provost and deputy director of Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope and dean of faculty affairs, helps shape the scientific and educational vision of City of Hope with his research expertise in medicinal chemistry, drug development and molecular medicine.

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Meet Neurosurgeon Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D.
Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D.
Neurosurgeon and Scientist
Duarte - Main Campus; South Pasadena

City of Hope's neurosurgeon and scientist, Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D., specializes in brain, spine and spinal cord cancers.

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Koczywas-Marianna
Marianna Koczywas, M.D.
Medical Oncologist
Duarte - Main Campus

City of Hope's Marianna Koczywas, M.D., is heavily involved in research and clinical trials, searching for more effective drug therapies for lung cancer.

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Lily Lau Lai, Surgical Oncologist
Lily Lau Lai, M.D.
Colorectal Surgeon
Duarte - Main Campus

Lily Lai, M.D., is a colorectal surgeon and associate professor in the Division of Colorectal Surgery.

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Clayton S. Lau, M.D.
Urologic Surgeon; Pauline & Martin Collins Family Chair in Urology
Duarte - Main Campus

Clayton Lau, M.D. is chief, Division of Urology and Urologic Oncology, and an expert in prostate cancer.

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Meet Associate Department Chair and Professor Linda H. Malkas, Ph.D.
Linda Malkas, Ph.D.
Dean, Translational Science, External Affairs; M.T. & B.A. Ahmadinia Professor in Molecular Oncology
Duarte - Main Campus

Linda Malkas, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Molecular Diagnostics & Experimental Therapeutics at Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope.

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Duarte - Main Campus

Erminia Massarelli, M.D., Ph.D., M.S., is the co-director of the Lung Cancer and Thoracic Oncology Program, an associate professor in the Ddepartment of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research at City of Hope. She specializes in lung and head and neck cancers.

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Duarte - Main Campus; Newport Beach Fashion Island

Sumanta Kumar Pal, M.D., is an internationally recognized leader in the area of genitourinary cancers. He is the co-director of City of Hope's Kidney Cancer Program and is the head of the kidney and bladder cancer disease team at the institution.

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Jana Portnow
Jana Portnow, M.D.
Medical Oncologist
Duarte - Main Campus

Jana Portnow, M.D., is a medical oncologist and co-director of the Brain Tumor Program at City of Hope. She is dedicated to improving the treatment of the most aggressive and difficult brain cancers.

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Tijana Talisman
Tijana Jovanovic-Talisman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine
Duarte - Main Campus

Tijana Jovanovic-Talisman, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Molecular Medicine at Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope

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Russell Rockne PhD
Russell Rockne, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Computational and Quantitative Medicine
Duarte - Main Campus

Russell Rockne, Ph.D. is the director of the Division of Mathematical Oncology in the Department of Computational and Quantitative Medicine at Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope.

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Andrei Rodin
Andrei S. Rodin, Ph.D.
Dr. Susumu Ohno Chair in Theoretical Biology
Duarte - Main Campus

Andrei S. Rodin, Ph.D., is the Dr. Susumu Ohno Chair in Theoretical Biology and Associate Professor in the Department of Computational and Quantitative Medicine at City of Hope.

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Ravi Salgia, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical Oncologist; Professor and Chair, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research; Arthur & Rosalie Kaplan Chair in Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research
Duarte - Main Campus

Ravi Salgia M.D., Ph.D., is the Arthur & Rosalie Kaplan Chair in Medical Oncology at City of Hope and an expert in the study and treatment of lung cancer, mesothelioma, thoracic and thymic malignancies and bronchial carcinoids.

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Timothy Synold
Timothy Synold, Pharm.D.
Professor, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research
Duarte - Main Campus

Timothy Synold, Pharm,D., is director of the Analytical Pharmacology Core, and a professor in the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research at City of Hope.

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Nagarajan Vaidehi
Nagarajan Vaidehi, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Computational and Quantitative Medicine
Duarte - Main Campus

Nagarajan Vaidehi, Ph.D., chairs the Department of Computational and Quantitative Medicine and is associate director for Informatics and Computational Biomedicine at City of Hope, near Los Angeles. The Vaidehi lab develops physics-based computational methods to study the structure, function and

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Victoria Villaflor, M.D
Duarte - Main Campus

Victoria M. Villaflor, M.D., is a medical oncologist and section chief of head and neck medical oncology in the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research, specializing in cancers of the “aerodigestive” system: head and neck cancer, lung cancer, esophageal cancer and other malignancies

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Miguel Villalano
Duarte - Main Campus

Miguel Villalona-Calero, M.D., is a medical oncologist in the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research at City of Hope.

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Duarte - Main Campus

Edward Wenge Wang, M.D., Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research.

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Duarte - Main Campus

Terence M. Williams, M.D., Ph.D., is professor and chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology, City of Hope in Duarte, Southern California.

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ALEX K. WONG, MD, FACS
Alex K. Wong, M.D.
Plastic Surgeon
Duarte - Main Campus

Alex K. Wong, M.D., is a plastic surgeon and chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Wong specializes in reconstruction of defects and complex wounds after cancer treatment and surgery.

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John Yim
John H. Yim, M.D.
Surgical Oncologist
Duarte - Main Campus

John Yim, M.D., is a breast cancer, thyroid cancer and endocrine disorders surgeon.

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Meet Medical Oncologist Yuan Yuan, M.D., Ph.D.
Yuan Yuan, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical Oncologist
Duarte - Main Campus

Yuan Yuan, M.D., Ph.D., is an associate professor specializing in breast oncology in the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research.

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TGEN MEMBERS

Head, Basic Research Unit, Pancreatic Cancer Program
Professor, Molecular Medicine Division
 
Deputy Director, Clinical Sciences
Professor and Director, Applied Cancer Research and Drug Discover Division at TGen
Chief, Translational Oncology Research and Drug Discovery at HonorHealth Research Institute
Co-Leader, Developmental Cancer Therapeutics Program
 
Physician-in-Chief, TGen
Distinguished Professor and Director, Molecular Medicine Division