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Ronald DePinho, M.D.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Ron DePinho is internationally recognized for basic and translational research in cancer, aging, and age-associated degenerative disorders.  His research has yielded better methods of early cancer detection, improved cancer patient care, and new cancer drug development.  His scientific contributions include demonstrating that cancer risk rates increase with age.  He became the president of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston in 2011, and stepped down from that position in 2017 to return to research. 

Born the Bronx, DePinho did his medical training at the Albert Einstein College of medicine.  Prior to joining MD Anderson, DePinho spent fourteen years at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School in Boston.  He is a member of the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences. 

“We are at a critical time in science and technology, where significant advances have been achieved not only in the fight against cancer but in the fight against all diseases. However, the federal funding needed to invest in vital research programs is continuing to decrease, preventing the research community from accelerating breakthroughs needed to help save the lives of fellow Americans. If this NIH funding initiative is successful, critical research programs across the country will have funding available to make even greater strides against all of the dreaded diseases affecting every family.”

Ronald DePinho, M.D.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

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