Tanios Bekaii-Saab, M.D., Named Chair of ACCRU

Tanios Bekaii-Saab, M.D., Named Chair of ACCRU Tanios Bekaii-Saab, M.D., Named Chair of ACCRU


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Tanios Bekaii-Saab, M.D., Named Chair of ACCRU

ACCRU News & Releases – February 19, 2019

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is pleased to announce that Tanios Bekaii-Saab, M.D., has been named chair for Academic and Community Cancer Research United (ACCRU), effective immediately. Dr. Bekaii-Saab has served as interim ACCRU chair since June 2018.

Dr. Bekaii-Saab is a professor of medicine in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science and co-leader of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center Gastrointestinal Cancer Program. He is also medical director of the Cancer Clinical Research Office and vice chair and section chief for medical oncology in the Hematology/Oncology Division in the Internal Medicine Department at Mayo Clinic in Arizona.

After earning his medical degree from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon, Dr. Bekaii-Saab completed a residency in internal medicine at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. He went on to complete fellowships in clinical pharmacology, experimental therapeutics and hematology/oncology at Tufts University/New England Medical Center in Boston.

Dr. Bekaii-Saab has authored or co-authored more than 350 peer-reviewed publications, abstracts, and book chapters, including papers in such journals as Lancet Oncology, Journal of Clinical Oncology, JAMA, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Annals of Oncology, and Clinical Cancer Research.

Dr. Bekaii-Saab will continue to work with ACCRU vice chair Charles Loprinzi, M.D., and other members of the ACCRU leadership team and staff to advance ACCRU’s mission to conduct high quality clinical research to improve cancer care.


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