John H Kersey Memorial Lecture
Keynote Speaker: Michael A. Caligiuri, M.D.
A leading researcher in immunology, lymphoma and leukemia, Dr. Caligiuri dedicates himself to developing the next generation of cancer therapies, rapidly delivering them to patients and curing their disease. His research team is currently focused on bringing natural killer cellular therapies to patients with any form of cancer.
Dr. Caligiuri strives to employ an inclusive leadership style to foster greater collaboration across City of Hope and other institutions and optimize the patient care system to ensure the highest quality and safest patient experience. More than 1,000 patients have been treated on clinical trials developed or co-developed by Dr. Caligiuri.
He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine's Class of 2018 for his breakthrough discoveries in NK leukemia and cutaneous T cell lymphoma. He is also the past president of the American Association for Cancer Research, the world's largest cancer research organization with 40,000 members in 120 countries. In addition to serving as president of the AACR, he was also recently named a fellow of that organization.
In Memory of John H. Kersey, MD