Mary Crowley Cancer Research Center Appoints Two New Trustees
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Mary Crowley Cancer Research Center Appoints Two New Trustees

 

DALLAS -Mary Crowley Cancer Research Centers is pleased to announce two new Trustees, Charles Brunicardi, MD, and Edwin Flores, PhD, JD, to its 2013 Board. M. Doug Adkins, Chairman, introduced and welcomed them to the Board of Trustees and echoed the excitement of both the Mary Crowley team and existing Trustees to bring their world-renowned scientific leadership to the Board.

 

Dr. Chuck Brunicardi

is the Vice Chair of surgery for David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and former DeBakey Chair of Surgery at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Dr. Brunicardi is the editor of the Schwarz Principles of Surgery textbook, which serves as the main teaching text for surgery in American medical schools today. Dr. Brunicardi is also the discoverer of the pivotal PDX1 gene correlation to pancreatic and other cancers and a collaborator of Mary Crowley in personalized molecular approaches to cancer treatment. Dr. Brunicardi stated that he has enjoyed working with Dr. John Nemunaitis, Mary Crowley's Executive Medical Director, to expand its personalized cancer therapy program and is looking forward to helping Mary Crowley achieve its mission.  

 

 

 

 

 

Edwin Flores, PhD, JD, is an Immunologist who trained at Washington University in St Louis before attending the University of Texas Law School and becoming a licensed patent attorney. He works specifically in the area of new biologic technologies and has successfully prosecuted multiple patents for RNA interference technologies. Dr. Flores also served for 9 years on the DISD School Board, several review committees of the NIH, as a scientific advisor to the Perot Museum, and on numerous other charitable boards. Mr. Flores is enthusiastic about Mary Crowley's expertise in rapidly translating laboratory discoveries to cancer patients, and looks forward to raising awareness and support for Mary Crowley and its vital mission in the pursuit of a cure.
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