The Team

UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center is one of only 41 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation. UC San Diego is also home to some of the world’s top experts, including five Nobel laureates, 85 members of the National Academy of Sciences and eight faculty members awarded the National Medal of Science. There are very few universities and medical centers anywhere with such a high concentration of the best minds in science and medicine.

Our new Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy is poised to bring all these resources together and transform the way we treat cancer. Sharing space with researchers and clinical trials means we can quickly deliver new discoveries from the laboratory to our patients. Simply put, UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center is the perfect place for the MY ANSWER TO CANCER initiative.

“My Answer To Cancer is going to also allow us to identify patients for treatment with drugs that are already available — increasing hope by providing new options to control advanced cancer.”

Barbara Parker, MD
Medical Director of Oncology Services, Moores Cancer Center

My Answer to Cancer Steering Committee

Scott Lippman, MD Scott Lippman, MD
Professor of Medicine, UC San Diego
Director, Moores Cancer Center
 Barbara Parker, MD Barbara Parker, MD
Professor of Medicine, UC San Diego
Medical Director of Oncology Services, Moores Cancer Center
 Thomas J. Kipps, MD, PhD Thomas Kipps, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine, UC San Diego
Deputy Director for Research, Moores Cancer Center
 Catriona Jamieson, MD, PhD Catriona Jamieson, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine, UC San Diego
Director of Stem Cell Research, Moores Cancer Center
 Kelly Frazer, PhD Kelly Frazer, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego
Leader, Cancer Genes and Genome Program, Moores Cancer Center
Richard Schwab, MD Richard Schwab, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, UC San Diego
 Emile Voest, MD Emile Voest, MD
Professor of Medical Oncology
Chairman, Center for Personalized Cancer Treatment, the Netherlands
 Steven L. Gonias, MD, PhD Steve Gonias, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair, UC San Diego Department of Pathology
 Trey Ideker

Trey Ideker, Ph.D.
Division Chief of Medical Genetics, UC San Diego School of Medicine
Professor of Bioengineering, UC San Diego