Carlos Arteaga, M.D.
Carlos Arteaga, M.D.
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Titles & Positions

  • Director, UTSW Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center

  • Professor of Medicine

  • The Lisa K. Simmons Distinguished Chair in Comprehensive Oncology

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Grant Information

Grant ID: RR170061
Grant Mechanism: 
Recruitment of Established Investigators
Recruited From: 
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Date Awarded: 
August 16, 2017
Grant Amount: 

Breast cancer can often be cured with a combination of surgery, hormonal therapy, chemotherapy, and radiation. But some breast cancers are resistant to treatment from the outset, or develop drug resistance over time.

Dr. Carlos L. Arteaga, M.D., an internationally renowned breast cancer researcher and physician, is hoping to improve breast-cancer patients’ chances of beating the disease for good. His research focuses on identifying the causes of drug resistance and employing combination therapies to circumvent it.

Dr. Arteaga was recruited to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, with the help of a CPRIT Established Investigator Award, as Director of the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center. Previously, he spent 28 years at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he was the director of the Center for Cancer Targeted Therapies (C2T2) and the Breast Cancer Program of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

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