Jack Roth, M.D., Oral History Interview, The First 50 Years of Surgery at MD Anderson (1945 – 1995), March 14, 2019

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Jack Roth, M.D., Oral History Interview, The First 50 Years of Surgery at MD Anderson (1945 – 1995), March 14, 2019

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Major Topics Covered:

  • Research: gene therapy; immunotherapy;The Division of Surgery: shifts in philosophy; resources and support of; evolution of research within;
  • The Division system: advantages of system; impact on growth of surgery
  • Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery: Research within; shift to a surgical oncology perspective; training programs

Identifier

RothJ_01_20190314

Publication Date

3-14-2019

Publisher

Historical Resources Center

City

Houston, Texas

Disciplines

History of Science, Technology, and Medicine | Oncology | Oral History | Surgery

About the Interview

Name: Jack Roth, MD

Interviewed: 2019, Division of Surgery Project

Primary appt: Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

Research: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy --squamous carcinoma of esophagus and open lung biopsy in immunocompromised patients; first gene therapy trials for lung cancer; multidisciplinary protocols in thoracic oncology; first randomized trial --survival benefit with neoadjuvant chemotherapy in stage IIIA resectable lung cancer.

Admin: Chair, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Chief (1986-2007); Section of Thoracic Molecular Oncology, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (1995-present); Deputy Head for Research, Division of Surgery (1987−1993); founding director, W. M. Keck Center for Innovative Cancer Therapies

About the Interview Subject

Dr. Jack Roth came to MD Anderson in 1986 from the National Cancer Institute’s Surgery Branch to serve as professor and chair of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. He serves as founding director of the W. M. Keck Center for Innovative Cancer Therapies and holds academic appointments in UTMDACC’s Department of Molecular and Cellular Oncology and the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

Jack Roth, M.D., Oral History Interview, The First 50 Years of Surgery at MD Anderson (1945 – 1995), March 14, 2019

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