Cassian Yee, M.D.
Cassian Yee, M.D.
The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Titles & Positions

  • Professor, Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology

  • Professor, Department of Immunology

  • Director, Solid Tumor Cell Therapy

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Grant Information

Grant ID: R1301
Grant Mechanism: 
Recruitment of Clinical Investigators
Recruited From: 
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington
Date Awarded: 
December 05, 2012
Grant Amount: 

Harnessing a patient’s own immune system to attack and defeat cancer may be one of the most promising cancer therapies.

Now a physician-scientist at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is using immune therapies he developed for fighting melanoma to treat solid-tumor cancers, like pancreatic, lung, and colon cancers. Dr. Cassian Yee, M.D., was recruited from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle with the help of a CPRIT Recruitment of Established Investigator Award. Dr. Yee currently is a Professor in the Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology and Department of Immunology Center and Director of the Solid Tumor Cell Therapy Program.

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