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Robert Ferris, M.D., Ph.D.

Hillman Professor of Oncology and Director at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center


Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD is currently Hillman Professor of Oncology and Director of the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, where he previously served as Co-Leader of the Cancer Immunology Program and Associate Director for Translational Research.

Dr. Ferris’s NCI-funded laboratory is focused on phase II-III trials of anti-PD-1 and anti-CTLA-4 immunotherapy, including combinations with EGFR-specific mAb cetuximab which can induce innate and adaptive tumor immunity.