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Patrick Hwu: Honored to speak at an educational luncheon Bonnet Springs Park
May 20, 2024, 13:40

Patrick Hwu: Honored to speak at an educational luncheon Bonnet Springs Park

Patrick Hwu shared on X:

“Honored to speak at an educational luncheon Bonnet Springs Park today in Lakeland, hosted by Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation board member Ashley Bell Barnett.”

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Patrick Hwu

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Dr. Patrick Hwu, MD, currently serves as the President and CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center. With a focus on understanding the dynamics between tumors and the immune system, Dr. Hwu’s research has been pivotal in advancing gene-modified T cell therapy. He notably contributed seminal work on the development of the first chimeric antigen receptor aimed at combating cancer. His research portfolio extends to vaccines, adoptive T-cell therapies, and mechanisms of immune resistance.
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Before joining, Dr. Hwu held numerous leadership roles at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for over 17 years. Notably, he served as the inaugural Chairman of the Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology in 2003, as well as the Associate Director of the Center for Cancer Immunology Research. Additionally, he chaired the Department of Sarcoma Medical Oncology, demonstrating his commitment to advancing cancer treatment and research.