Hung T. Khong

University of Utah, USA

Hung T. Khong serves as an Associate Professor at the Division of Oncology at the University of Utah and as an Investigator at the Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) in Salt Lake City, Utah. Prior to joining the HCI, he served as an Associate Professor of interdisciplinary oncology, a Former Head of the Clinical Immunotherapeutics Research Laboratory, and a Former Associate Director for clinical research at the University of South Alabama Mitchell Cancer Institute in Mobile, Ala. He received his B.A. degree in biology from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Penn, USA, in 1990. Four years later, he graduated from the Temple University School of Medicine, followed by an internal medicine residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Tex, USA. Then, he received an appointment at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Md, where he excelled as a Clinical and Research Fellow in both the medical oncology branch and the surgical branch. He was the recipient of the Senior Clinical Fellowship Training Award, an extremely competitive three-year training grant presented to the most outstanding fellows at the Center for Cancer Research at NCI. In 2004, he accepted a position with the Mitchell Cancer Institute as an Assistant Professor of oncologic sciences and as the Head of the Clinical Immunotherapeutics Research. In 2009, he became the Associate Director for clinical research at the MCI. In 2011, he joined the Huntsman Cancer Institute as an Associate Professor and Investigator. His research focuses on immunotherapy, which uses the body's natural defense mechanisms to create new therapies to fight chronic medical conditions and diseases such as cancer. He has a U.S. patent pending and recently submitted several patent applications for his research in immunotherapy, chemoimmunotherapy, and novel drug combinational approaches. He also serves as a principal investigator on multiple clinical trials.

Biography Updated on 1 April 2012

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