Oct 14, 2022
Oct 29, 2023
Division Head ad Interim, Division of Cancer Medicine
Chair, Professor, Department of Lymphoma/Myeloma
John M O'Quimm Endowed Chair in Cancer Research
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Christopher R. Flowers, MD, MS joined The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in August 2019 as Chair of the Department of Lymphoma/Myeloma and was appointed Division Head ad interim of Cancer Medicine in August 2020. Through the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Flowers’ leadership contributed to the institution’s recovery in patient volume while maintaining accelerated safety measures. Prior to MD Anderson, he was professor of Hematology and Oncology with a joint appointment in Biomedical Informatics at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. During his tenure there, he served the Winship Cancer Institute as director of the Lymphoma Program for 13 years and as scientific director of Research Informatics for four years. An internationally recognized expert in lymphoma clinical care, epidemiology and outcomes research, Dr. Flowers is an innovator who has a passion for facilitating new drug development. He is an active clinician who conducts clinical research involving cancer outcomes, cancer informatics, and phase 1/2 trials, focusing on the clinical development of novel therapeutics for B-cell lymphomas. His broader research interests include patient-oriented research in lymphoma and computer microsimulation models and cost-effectiveness analyses aimed at developing strategies to individualize care for cancer patients and improve systems of care. His work has resulted in >300 peer-reviewed publications. He has received peer-reviewed funding from foundations and the NIH including leading multi-institutional team science grants such as the Lymphoma Epidemiology of Outcomes (LEO) Cohort Study. The largest prospective study of lymphoma patients in the US.
Dr. Flowers has served in many capacities for national professional societies and was elected to membership in the American Society of Clinical Investigation. In 2018, he was named a Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), and served as chair of both the ASCO guidelines on management of febrile neutropenia and ASCO Health Disparities Committee. In the American Society of Hematology, Dr. Flowers has served as educational co-chair for the annual meeting, a longstanding faculty member and co-director of the Clinical Research Training Institute, and Chair of the Committee on Promoting Diversity. In each of these roles, he has committed to training and developing new leaders in hematology and oncology clinical research.
Melvin Berlin Family Chair in Myeloma Research
Professor in Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
Deputy Head, Division of Hematologic Malignancies
Attending Physician, Adult BMT Service
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY
Sergio Giralt, M.D. - Professor of Medicine, Deputy Division Head of Hematologic Malignancies at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. His clinical research focus is on stem cell transplantation for patients with blood disorders. Dr Giralt trained and worked at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, where he was Deputy Chair of the Department of Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapies. In May 2010, he joined the faculty of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center to lead the Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Service and served as Chief until February 2020.
Dr. Sanjay Juneja is a triple board certified Hematologist & Medical Oncologist serving as Chief of Oncology Service at Baton Rouge General Hospital, and a social & news media personality known as 'TheOncDoc' with over half a million followers. He is an active participant for the White House Healthcare Leaders in Social Media Roundtable and national speaker. Dr. Juneja is the host of an innovative podcast called 'Target: Cancer' with distinguished academicians and celebrities around the country, and been featured in several articles including The Washington Post and guested on dozens of acclaimed podcasts and regional news channels (PBS, CBS, NBC, NPR). He is a Business Report's 40 under 40 recipient from his hometown of Baton Rouge, where he partners with the LA Department of Health and Mayor's office to optimize healthcare access and outreach. Dr. Juneja currently practices in his beloved hometown of Baton Rouge Louisiana with his wife Dr. Lauren and their three wild boys.
Department of Pediatrics
Texas Children’s Cancer Center for Cell and Gene Therapy
Baylor College of Medicine
Rayne Rouce, MD, BS, is a Pediatric Hematologist and Oncologist at Texas Children's Cancer Center where she is a member of the Leukemia and Bone Marrow Transplant Programs.
She received her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, TX, then completed fellowship at Texas Children's Hospital. Dr. Rouce has spent the past several years of her career pioneering immunotherapy research for patients with refractory leukemia and lymphoma. Specifically, she works as part of a research program (The Center for Cell and Gene Therapy at Baylor College of Medicine) focused on translating targeted T cell therapies from the bench to bedside and has been involved in every aspect of CAR T cell development for clinical use. She has significant clinical experience in taking care of patients who have received CAR T cells and is passionate about ensuring patients and families understand this exciting new therapy.
This CE activity is intended for hematologic oncology clinicians who provide CAR-T therapy for individuals with aggressive B-cell lymphomas.
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