publication date: Sep. 8, 2017

In Brief

H. Richard Alexander named chief surgical officer at Rutgers

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey appointed H. Richard Alexander as its new chief surgical officer. He is also appointed as a professor of surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Alexander was most recently a member of the faculty at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Greenebaum Cancer Center, where he served as the head of surgical oncology in the Department of Surgery and as professor and associate chairman for clinical research.

Prior to arriving at the University of Maryland, Alexander spent 16 years at NCI, where he served as chief of the Surgical Metabolism Section, chairman of the Gastrointestinal Malignancies Section and deputy director of the Center for Cancer Research.

Alexander will be part of Rutgers Cancer Institute’s Gastrointestinal Oncology Program when he arrives this fall. He is known as a leader in developing advanced treatments for peritoneal mesothelioma and peritoneal metastases from cancers of the gastrointestinal or other abdominal cavity.

His clinical expertise also includes gastrointestinal malignancies such as pancreatic, colorectal and liver cancers, as well as his role in helping to develop a unique chemotherapy technique to treat those with inoperable liver metastases from melanoma. Alexander’s research also includes the assessment of molecular profiles and microenvironments of these tumors in order to personalize treatment for each patient.

Weill Cornell awarded $11.3 million SPORE grant for prostate cancer

Weill Cornell Medicine was awarded a five-year, $11.3 million Specialized Programs of Research Excellence grant from NCI to improve the detection, diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer.

This SPORE grant is the first ever awarded to Weill Cornell Medicine, and will expand the prostate cancer program, both basic and translational, at … Continue reading H. Richard Alexander named chief surgical officer at Rutgers

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