Prof Ignasio Wistuba | Professor and Chairman
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Prof Ignasio Wistuba, Professor and Chairman, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Ignacio I. Wistuba, M.D., is Professor and Chair of the Department of Translational Molecular Pathology, with a joint appointment in Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology, and one of the co-directors of the Khalifa Institute for Personalized Cancer Therapy (IPCT) at M.D.  Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. He is also Director of the Thoracic Molecular Pathology Laboratory, co-leader of the institutional Tissue bank and Pathology Resources, and director of the ECOG-ACRIN Central Biorepository and Pathology Facility. He is a surgical and molecular pathology specialist with a strong record of scientific achievement in lung cancer with over 500 peer-reviewed papers and several book chapters. His research interests include the elucidation of the molecular abnormalities involved in the pathogenesis and progression of lung cancer, and the identification of novel molecular targets and validation of biomarkers for targeted- and immune-therapies. At MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Wistuba oversees biomarker studies for lung cancer therapeutic and other solid tumors clinical trials, and he is co-leader of the Moon Shot APOLLO platform. He currently serves as the pathologist of the Lung Cancer Committee for the Southwestern Oncology Group (SWOG), the Lung Cancer Mutation Consortium (LCMC), and chair of the Pathology Panel of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC).  Dr. Wistuba is the contact PI of three NIH/NCI U24 grants, including the MD Anderson Center for Immune Monitoring and Analysis of Cancer (CIMAC). He serves as senior editor of Cancer Prevention Research (AACR) and Annals of Oncology (ESMO)

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