Lee M. Ellis, MD, FACS, FASCO
AACR Daniel D. Von Hoff Award for Outstanding Contributions to Education and Training in Cancer Research

Lee M. Ellis, MD, FACS, FASCO

Professor, Ruben Distinguished Chair in Gastroenterology Cancer Research, Department of Surgical Oncology, Division of Surgery; Vice Chair Translational Medicine
Portland, Oregon
Executive Director for Translational Research, Global Academic Programs MDACC, Department of Surgical Oncology; Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Oncology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

For his pioneering research on the biology and therapy of metastatic colorectal cancer and for identifying VEGF as an important mediator of colorectal cancer angiogenesis, growth and survival and a valid therapeutic target that is now standard of care for patients with such malignancies. Importantly, during his illustrious career, he has played a critical role in the training and education of a multitude of clinical fellows, laboratory investigators, clinical investigators, and junior faculty.

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