Advancements in Science and Cancer Care Research Announced at the US Oncology Research 17th Annual Science Forum - Dr. Alex Spira

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October 08, 2018
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More than 200 leading cancer researchers gathered to discuss the future of cancer care –

Alex Spira, M.D., PhD, F.A.C.P. comments on this impactful meeting.

See the Press Release here: USOR_Science_Forum_2018_Press Release

 

“Coming together for the Forum also allows providers an opportunity to recognize the dedicated researchers who are
improving lives of cancer patients and their families every day,” said Alex Spira, MD, PhD, FACP, chair of the US
Oncology Research Executive Council, co-chair of the US Oncology Research Thoracic Oncology Committee, and
oncologist at Virginia Cancer Specialists. “We were able to honor many achievements at this year’s event, including
those outstanding investigators and sites responsible for enrolling the most clinical trial patients among their peers
across the U.S.”

#USOncologyResearch #CancerResearch

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                            [post_content] => Dr. Alex Spira earned his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine. He then went on to complete his internship and residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and his medical oncology fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital. During his training, Dr. Spira was granted many awards and honors, and he completed several specialized fellowship programs. Among these honors were the National Institutes of Health Medical Scientist Training Program Fellowship (1990-1997), Merck Corporation Scholarship (1995-1995), Pediatric AIDS Foundation Fellowship (1993- 1995) and Harvard University Scholarship (1987-1990). Dr. Spira has also received his PhD from the New York School of Arts and Sciences.

As Director of the Virginia Cancer Specialists (VCS) Research Institute and the Phase I Trial Program, Dr. Spira is actively involved in advancing medicine and offering targeted treatment options for patients. Although his research interests are numerous, Dr. Spira particularly enjoys studying immunotherapy, personalized medicine, GI, thoracic and lung cancer and sarcomas. Dr. Spira is also Co-Chair of the USOncology Thoracic Oncology Committee, Chair of the USOncology Research Executive Committee, and member of the USOncology National Policy Board Executive Committee. Dr. Spira is a faculty member at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and serves as Assistant Professor of Oncology.

Throughout his career, Dr. Spira has been recognized as a Top Doctor in Northern Virginia Magazine and Washingtonian magazine for multiple years. In 2014, he received the prestigious “Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctor” award. In his spare time, Dr. Spira enjoys spending time with his family, coaching children’s sports, cycling, and cheering on his favorite New York sports teams.


 


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