Dr. Lee Ellis

Dr. Lee Ellis is the Ruben Distinguished Chair in Gastroenterology Cancer Research and a professor in the Departments of Surgical Oncology, and Molecular and Cellular Oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC). He recently completed serving as a member of the ASCO Board of Directors and he was an inaugural co-chair of the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) National Clinical Trials Network Core Correlative Sciences Committee serving in the role until May, 2022. Dr. Ellis is Vice Chair for Translational Research for SWOG, a position he has held since 2015.  He serves on the ECOG Data Monitoring Committee, a position he has held since 2005. In 2015, Ellis was named the Society of Surgical Oncology John Wayne Clinical Cancer Research Lecturer, and he received the Flance-Karl Award from the American Surgical Association in 2017 for his “seminal contributions in understanding colorectal cancer biology.” Recently, Dr. Ellis was named as the 2022 recipient of the AACR Daniel D. Von Hoff Award for Outstanding Contributions to Education and Training in Cancer Research.  He currently serves on several data safety monitoring committees and is a deputy editor for JAMA Oncology.