Giles Appointed as Deputy Director for the Lurie Cancer Center
Dr. Giles previously served as the Lurie Cancer Center’s Associate Director for Translational Research and Developmental Therapeutics, and has been director of the Northwestern Medicine Developmental Therapeutics Institute since 2013. Dr. Giles is a global leader in the field of developmental therapeutics with a specific emphasis on personalized therapies for patients with cancer, an approach that utilizes advanced molecular technologies to match patients with targeted treatments that optimize chances for response.
“Our Lurie Cancer Center and Northwestern Medicine communities are expanding in a particularly exciting manner,” said Dr. Giles. “We have ambitious goals for the next few years, and our rapidly evolving translational programs will establish the Lurie Cancer Center as a national and international destination for tailored developmental therapeutics. Leon is leading a great team within the Lurie Cancer Center and we are particularly fortunate to have extraordinary philanthropic partners who are so committed to our transformative work.”
Dr. Giles received his MB, BCh, BAO and MD degrees from the National University of Ireland, Galway. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, the Royal College of Pathologists (UK), and the European Academy of Cancer Sciences. He has published over 500 peer-reviewed articles focused on oncology developmental therapeutics.