Patt to Lead the UNM CRTC GI Oncology Program


The UNM Cancer Research & Treatment Center welcomes Yehuda Patt, MD, who will lead its Gastrointestinal Oncology section. Dr. Patt was most recently at the University of Maryland.

A renowned expert in hepatocellular carcinoma and biliary tree cancer, Dr. Patt directed the Liver Tumor Service at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center for over decade. He served as program director for the IV and V International Conference on Regional Cancer. He has also served on the scientific advisory boards for Schering-Plough and Sanolfi. He has previously, worked with the Liver Cancer Prevention Foundation as a coordinator, and as a program director for the American Cancer Society. He was one of the early leaders in infusional therapy of liver cancer. He has over 93 publications in clinical cancer research.

The University of New Mexico Cancer Research & Treatment Center is New Mexico's premier Cancer Center supported by the State and the National Cancer Institute to conduct innovative research and deliver state-of-the-art patient care. The UNM CRTC works to reduce the incidence of cancer in New Mexico, decrease cancer mortality and contribute to the world's understanding of cancer. With a staff of over 300 including more than 150 physicians and research scientists, the UNM CRTC maintains a vigorous clinical research program, participates in clinical trials and compiles and tracks data on all cancer cases affecting the state's diverse population.

Contact: Angela Heisel, 272-3322

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