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Hyam Levitsky Joins Roche as Head of Cancer Immunology Experimental Medicine
Date:10/17/2011

patients," said Levitsky. "Roche has made an extraordinary investment in technologies that enable an unprecedented level of control of the anti-tumor immune response. Having the opportunity to lead these efforts between Roche and its research and academic partners is a dream come true."

After receiving his BS degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science, Levitsky earned his MD at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and did his internship and residency in Internal Medicine on the Osler Medical Service at Johns Hopkins Hospital, rising to become Assistant Chief of Service. He trained in Medical Oncology as a Senior Clinical Fellow at Johns Hopkins Oncology Center, became Assistant Professor of Oncology in 1991, and has taught in the School of Medicine ever since. His areas of expertise include Oncology, Immunology, Hematologic Malignances / Bone Marrow Transplantation, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, and Pathobiology.

Levitsky is a founding Executive Committee member of the Cancer Immunotherapy Consortium of the Cancer Research Institute.  He is a Stohlman Scholar of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America (LLS) and a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI).  He is also an active member of the American Association of Cancer Research, the American Society of Hematology, and is one of a select group of immunologists serving on review panels for both the LLS SCOR program and the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. He's a founding member of MIATA (Minimal Information About T cell Assays), advises the FDA on cancer immunotherapy issues and serves on the External Scientific Advisory Board of the Pasteur Institute's Center for Human Immunology. He's also organized countless tumor immunology meetings.

Levitsky consults on a number of industry scientific advisory boards and he contributes and provides editorial support to several prestigious cancer, immunology, sc
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