Dr. Parvesh Kumar on Cancer Research
Dr. Parvesh Kumar, the new cancer program director at the UNLV School of Medicine on his vision for developing a world-class research center and what that means for Las Vegas.
Among Nevada’s troubling health care stats: The state lacks an officially designated National Cancer Institute (NCI). Elsewhere such institutes have been responsible for many treatment breakthroughs and give their communities access to potentially life-saving research trials. One of the newest hires at UNLV’s School of Medicine aims to change that.
Dr. Parvesh Kumar, professor and chair of the department of radiation oncology, cancer program director, and senior associate dean for clinical research at the UNLV School of Medicine. (Josh Hawkins/UNLV Photo Services)
Internationally renowned radiation oncologist and cancer researcher Parvesh Kumar joined the school in February. He serves as a tenured professor, chair of the department of radiation oncology, cancer program director, and senior associate dean of clinical research. In addition, he also was appointed as the principal investigator of the Mountain West Clinical and Translational Research Infrastructure Network program on April 1. Continue Reading…
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