John Conley Lecture
Thursday, April 28, 2022
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM CT
Location: Landmark A
Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD is Hillman Professor of Oncology and Director of the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center. He is Associate Vice Chancellor for Cancer Research, and Professor of Otolaryngology, Immunology, and Radiation Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh. As a head and neck surgical oncologist and translational tumor immunologist, his lab is focused on reversal of immune escape and immunotherapy in head and neck cancer, which led to the first positive randomized phase III trial of head and cancer immunotherapy. He is Principal Investigator of the Pitt Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant for translational head and neck research and has been continuously NIH R01 funded for >15 years. As the PI for E3311, A Phase II Randomized Trial of Transoral Surgery and Low-Dose Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy in Resectable p16+ Locally Advanced Oropharynx Cancer by the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group, Dr Ferris has demonstrated that surgical trials can be highly impactful. He will be describing this trial and much more so please join us for the John Conley Lecture during the AHNS meeting at COSM!
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