Filippo G. Giancotti, M.D., Ph.D.
Filippo G. Giancotti, M.D., Ph.D.
The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Titles & Positions

  • Professor, Department of Cancer Biology

  • Scientific Director, David H. Koch Center for Applied Research of GU Cancers

  • Co-Leader, Prostate Cancer Moon Shot Program

  • Olla S. Stribling Distinguished Chair in Cancer Research

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Grant Information

Grant ID: RR160031
Grant Mechanism: 
Recruitment of Established Investigators
Recruited From: 
Memorial Sloan Kettering Institute for Cancer Research
Date Awarded: 
February 17, 2016
Grant Amount: 

One of the key unanswered questions in cancer biology is how cancer cells are able to move from a primary tumor to survive and grow in another place in the body—the process known as metastasis. It is the most dangerous phase of cancer progression for patients, as metastases are often incurable.

Now a physician-scientist who is an expert on how cancer cells metastasize has been recruited to the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Cornell University. Dr. Filippo Giancotti, M.D., Ph.D., was recruited to the department of cancer biology with the help of a Recruitment of Established Investigators Award from CPRIT in 2016.

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