Graduate Studies Faculty
George V. Thomas, M.D.
Programs:Program in Molecular & Cellular Biosciences
Research Interests:Cancer, Therapy, Kinase, Signaling, Biomarkers, Precision Medicine, Kidney Cancer, Prostate Cancer » Click here for more about Dr. Thomas's research » PubMed Listing
Preceptor RotationsDr. Thomas has not indicated availability for preceptor rotations at this time.
Faculty MentorshipDr. Thomas has not indicated availability as a mentor at this time.
As Associate Professor of Pathology at OHSU, I am widely recognized for my expertise on cancer therapeutics and biomarkers, the core components of precision cancer medicine. I am a board certified pathologist, who completed post-doctoral training in the laboratory of Dr. Charles Sawyers (UCLA/MSKCC), where I became known for my mechanistic studies of response to kinase inhibitors and biomarker development. As a specialist in genitourinary cancers, I have served as an invited member of the NCI-Precancer Workshop, Mouse Models of Human Cancer Consortium, Prostate Atrophy Working Group and TGCA Papillary Kidney Cancer Analysis Working Group. I have published over 40 papers and invited reviews and served as the PI of numerous extramural grants on cancer therapeutics, including an active NCI R01, SWOG-Hope Scholar Award and Kure It Foundation Award. My own laboratory has focused on two broad goals: 1) dissect the biochemical and in vivo physiological functions of kinases that can guide novel combination therapies; and 2) develop molecular diagnostics for upfront patient selection that will ultimately translate into durable and complete clinical responses.