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Bassel El-Rayes, MD

Emory University School of Medicine

Associate Cancer Center Director for Clinical Research
Winship Cancer Institute

Director of the GI Oncology Translational Research Program
Winship Cancer Institute

Director, Clinical Trials Office
Winship Cancer Institute

Dr. El-Rayes completed his medical school at the American University of Beirut (AUB). He subsequently joined the internal medicine residency program at Wayne State University. After completion of the residency, he joined the hematology oncology fellowship program at the Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State University. He then joined faculty as an Assistant Professor in the area of GI oncology. During this time, he was involved in translational research focused on pancreatic cancer. Dr. El-Rayes joined Emory University in September 2009 as the director of the GI Oncology program. He is designated as a Distinguished Cancer Scholar by the Georgia Cancer Coalition. Dr. El-Rayes is currently the medical director of the Clinical Trials Office. 

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Research Interests

Dr. El-Rayes is focused on translational research in GI malignancies. His area of interest is the development of new therapies for GI malignancies. His laboratory focus is on targeting cellular signaling pathways and how this can be used to activate chemotherapy and radiation. In the clinical research, Dr. El-Rayes is focused on the evaluation of novel treatments in patients with early stage or advanced cancer. He is the lead clinical investigator on at least 8 trials. Dr. El-Rayes works closely with Dr. Jerome Landry, Dr. Roberto Diaz, Dr. Mamoru Shoji, Dr. Kevin Kim and Dr. David Yu.


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