Larry W. Kwak

Vice President & Associate Cancer Center Director of Translational Research at City of Hope - California

Larry W. Kwak

Larry W. Kwak

Vice President & Associate Cancer Center Director of Translational Research at City of Hope - California

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6

Number of Awards

2

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Medical Oncologist, Hematologist, Provost, Chief Scientific Officer, Irell & Manella Cancer Center Director's Distinguished Chair & Morgan & Helen Chu Director's Chair of the Beckman Research Institute at City of Hope - California

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Director at The Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy

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Director at Tri-Institutional Therapeutics Discovery Institute, Inc.

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Medical Director of the Sue & Ralph Stern Center for Cancer Clinical Trials & Research at Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Doctor at Texas Oncology PA

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Medical Oncology at Texas Oncology-Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center

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President & Chief Executive Officer at SELLAS Life Sciences Group, Inc.

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Former MD at Galena Biopharma, Inc.

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Director, Gehr Family Center for Leukemia Research-Hematologic Malignancies & Stem Cell Transplantation Institute at City of Hope - California

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Program Director at Baptist Health South Florida - Miami Cancer Institute

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Larry W. Kwak
Vice President & Associate Cancer Center Director of Translational Research at City of Hope - California
Education
MD, Honors Program
Class of 1982

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, founded in 1859, attracts talented individuals to its faculty, staff, and student body through its cutting-edge research initiatives, superb clinical affiliates, global outlook, and innovative curriculum. Located in the heart of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, Feinberg has built a national reputation for excellence through a strong history of collaborative, interdisciplinary medical education and research, and along with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation is part of the premier academic medical center known as Northwestern Medicine. Feinberg stands out among the nation's research-intensive medical schools and consistently receives high marks in U.S. News & World Report surveys. Through its affiliates, it provides patient care to thousands of individuals every year, and plays an integral part in the communities it serves.

B.S. in Medical Sciences
Class of 1979

Northwestern University is a private institution founded in 1851 to serve the Northwest Territory, an area that now includes the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota. In 1853 the founders purchased a 379-acre tract of land on the shore of Lake Michigan 12 miles north of Chicago. They established a campus and developed the land near it, naming the surrounding town Evanston in honor of one of the University's founders, John Evans. After completing its first building, its first building in 1855, Northwestern began classes that fall with two faculty members and 10 students. Northwestern has three campuses and a total of 12 Schools and Colleges (one of which is located in South Florida. Two campuses are located on Lake Michigan, a 240-acre campus in Evanston, the first suburb north of Chicago, and a 25-acre campus in Chicago. One campus is located in Doha, Qatar. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth in a setting enhanced by the richness of Chicago.

Memberships
Fellow
1984 - Current

American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer. Established in 1913, the society is organized into six geographical regions of both medical and lay volunteers operating in more than 250 Regional offices throughout the United States. Its global headquarters is located in the American Cancer Society Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The ACS publishes the journals Cancer, CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians and Cancer Cytopathology.

Member
Current

The American Society of Hematology 's mission is to further the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders affecting the blood, bone marrow, and the immunologic, hemostatic and vascular systems, by promoting research, clinical care, education, training, and advocacy in hematology.

Member
Current

The American Society of Clinical Oncology is a non-profit organization founded in 1964 with the overarching goals of improving cancer care and prevention. More than 27,000 oncology practitioners belong to ASCO, representing all oncology disciplines and subspecialties. Members include physicians and health-care professionals in all levels of the practice of oncology.American Society of Clinical Oncology is the world’s leading professional organization representing physicians who treat people with cancer. ASCO’s members set the standard for patient care worldwide and lead the way in carrying out clinical research aimed at improving the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. ASCO's efforts are also directed toward advocating for policies that provide access to high-quality care for all patients with cancer and at supporting the increased funding for clinical and translational research.

Career History
Vice President & Deputy Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center
Current

Beckman Research Institute of The City of Hope is an American nonprofit company located in Duarte, CA, that provides cancer care treatment services.

Vice President & Associate Cancer Center Director of Translational Research
Current

City of Hope National Medical Center, commonly City of Hope, is a private, not-for-profit clinical research center, hospital and graduate medical school located in Duarte, California, United States. The center's main campus resides on 110-acre (45 ha) of land adjacent to the boundaries of Duarte and Irwindale, with satellite offices in Monrovia and downtown Los Angeles, and regional fundraising offices throughout the country.

Consultant-Clinical Research
2005 - Current

Xeme Biopharma, Inc. develops and manufactures personalized therapeutic cancer vaccines for humans and veterinary uses. It offers personalized therapeutic vaccines for lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and ovarian cancers; and non-personalized therapeutic vaccines for colorectal and prostate cancers. The company was founded by Mircea C. Popescu, Richard Robb and Larry Kwak in 2005 and is headquartered in Lombard, IL.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1,000 +
2014

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is one of the world’s most respected centers devoted exclusively to cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It is located in central Houston in the Texas Medical Center. MD Anderson was created in 1941 as part of The University of Texas System. The institution is one of the nation’s original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Act of 1971 and is one of 68 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers today. U.S. News & World Report’s "Best Hospitals" survey has ranked MD Anderson as one of the nation’s top two cancer centers every year since the survey began in 1990.

Awards & Honors
2010
TIME - 100 Most Influential People in the World
1989
American Society of Clinical Oncology - Young Investigator Award
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