Samir M. Hanash, MD, PhD – 2017 Grant Recipient

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Dr. Hanash, professor of Clinical Cancer Prevention, was recruited to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in July 2012 to lead the Red and Charline McCombs Institute for the Early Detection and Treatment of Cancer as director. He is a pioneer in cancer proteomics, a field aimed at identifying, among thousands of proteins, those that inform about cancer. He was the inaugural president of the Human Proteome Organization (HUPO) and a founder of the US Human Proteome Organization. In 2006, Nature Biotechnology listed Dr. Hanash among the world’s most influential leaders in biotechnology for his work in cancer proteomics.

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