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Ezra Cohen, MD

MEDICAL ONCOLOGIST, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE, MOORES CANCER CENTER, UC SAN DIEGO HEALTH
La Jolla, California, United States
Ezra Cohen, MD, is a board-certified oncologist and an internally renowned cancer researcher. He cares for patients with all types of head and neck cancers, including esophageal, thyroid and salivary gland cancers.

As a physician-scientist, Dr. Cohen also leads a laboratory that studies novel cancer treatments, including immunotherapy, and has made major contributions in understanding how targeted cancer therapies work. Much of his work has focused on squamous cell carcinomas and cancers of the thyroid, salivary gland, and HPV-related oropharyngeal cancers. He is especially interested in understanding mechanisms of sensitivity or resistance; cancer screening; and using medication and other agents to delay or prevent cancer (chemoprevention).

His recent National Institutes of Health-funded work in the study of epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitors in head and neck cancer has contributed to the understanding of the biology of this critical signaling network, integration of these agents into standard of care, and definition of mechanisms to overcome resistance. He recently served as chair of the NCI Head and Neck Cancer Steering Committee, which oversees NCI-funded clinical research in this disease.

Dr. Cohen also serves as co-director of the San Diego Center for Precision Immunotherapy. At UC San Diego Health’s Moores Cancer Center, he is associate director for translational science and the leader of the Solid Tumor Therapeutics research program.

Speaking In
9:00 AM - 9:55 AM
Wednesday, June 10
The American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) Annual Meeting brings together more than 30,000…