Members of the medical and scientific community supporting the EGFR Resisters.
David R. Gandara, MD
David R. Gandara, MD, Professor of Medicine at the University of California at Davis (UC Davis) School of Medicine, is the Senior Advisor to the Director, and Director of the Thoracic Oncology Program at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center (UCDCCC). He is a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine specializing in Medical Oncology. He has led many research projects in lung cancer, including early therapeutics trials at various phases, cooperative group trial through the Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG), and translational science projects. He is the clinical director for a National Cancer Institute (NCI) award to the California Cancer Consortium for Early Therapeutic Trials of New Anti-Cancer Agents. He is past chair of the Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) Lung Committee, and a member and founding co-chair of the NCI-directed Investigational Drug Steering Committee (IDSC). He has written over 700 articles, book chapters, abstracts and editorials. He is Editor-in-chief of the journal Clinical Lung Cancer. He served as president of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) from 2009-2011 and served as treasurer from 2013-2017. He is a prior board member and secretary-treasurer of the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Most recently, he serves as Clinical Director for the joint Jackson Laboratory (JAX)-UCDCCC patient-derived xenotransplant (PDX) program in lung cancer, and is UCDCCC principal investigator for the Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) dream team in KRAS-mutated lung cancer.
Dr. Jänne is the Director of the Lower Center for Thoracic Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is also the Director of the Belfer Center for Applied Cancer Science at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. After earning his MD and PhD from the School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr Jänne completed his internship and residency in Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston. He subsequently completed fellowship training at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Massachusetts General Hospital combined program in medical oncology in 2001. In 2002, he earned a Masters Degree in clinical investigation from Harvard University.
Dr Jänne’s research combines laboratory based studies, with translational research and clinical trials of novel therapeutic agents in patients with lung cancer. His main research interests center around understanding and translating the therapeutic importance of oncogenic alterations in lung cancer. He has made seminal therapeutic discoveries, including being one of the co-discoverers of EGFR mutations, and findings from his work have led to the development of several clinical trials. In addition, he led the first-in man clinical trial of the mutant selective EGFR inhibitor osimertinib which was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2015. Dr. Jänne has received several awards for his research, including from Uniting Against Lung Cancer, American Lung Association, and the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation. Dr. Jänne is also the recipient of 2010 American Association of Cancer Research Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Memorial Award and a member of the 2010 AACR Team Science Award. He is an elected member to the American Society of Clinical Investigation (2008), American Association of Physicians (2016) and the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters (2016).
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