Renuka Iyer

Renuka Iyer, MD

Professor of Oncology
Co-Director, Liver and Pancreas Tumor Center
Section Chief for Gastrointestinal Oncology
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Professor of Medicine
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo

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Areas of Expertise: 
Bile duct cancer
Hepatocellular cancer
Pancreatic cancer
Special Interests: 
Developing novel treatments for patients with hepatocellular, pancreaticobiliary and neuroendocrine cancers
Studies of novel targeted therapies in a woodchuck model of liver cancer
Develop novel therapies for neuroendocrine cancer
Develop trial and tools for education and emergency care for biliary cancer patients


Education and Training: 
1998 - MD - Grant Medical College, University of Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
1998 - 2001 - Resident - Internal Medicine, Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center and Cornell University School of Medicine, Bronx, NY
1997 - 1998 - Postdoctoral Associate- Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA
2001 - 2004 - Medical Oncology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY
Board Certification: 
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine
Professional Memberships: 
2016 - Member, European Academy for Tumor Immunology (EATI)
2014 - Scientific Advisory Committee, Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation
2010 - NET Physician/Expert
2010 - Member, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
2009 - Member, American College of Gastroenterology
2004 - Member, American College of Surgeons Oncology Group
Honors and Awards: 
September 2015 - Scientific Review Committee, DOD Liver panel
December 2014 - Scientific Review Committee, Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation
June 2014 - Scientific Review Committee, Enzalutamide RFP NCCN
May 2013 - Invited R01 grant application reviewer for FDA/NIH
May 2013 - Mentor to Nisarg Desai, recipient of Honorable Mention - Thomas Frawley Resident Research Fellowship award, by SUNY at Buffalo
May 2012 - Invited to review annual fellow research paper submissions
May 2012 - Invited to judge INTEL ISEF international science contest, Pittsburgh, PA
May 2012 - Invited Roswell Park Cancer Institute Alliance Foundation grant application reviewer
April 2012 - Mentor to Ravi Chhatrala, recipient of Thomas Frawley Resident Research Fellowship award, by SUNY at Buffalo
October 2011 - DELPHI neuroendocrine tumor (NET) panelist (one of 10 national experts invited to make guidelines for treatment of NET)
September 2010 - Invited R01 grant application reviewer for NIAID/NIH/DHHS
June 2008 - Best Teacher Award, Awarded by Roswell Park Cancer Institute Medical Oncology Fellows
January 2008 - American Cancer Society Mentored Research Scholar Award
November 2007 - Selected to attend the EORTC-NCI-ASCO Molecular Markers Development Workshop, Brussels, Belgium
April 2003 - Thomas Frawley Resident Research Fellowship award, by SUNY at Buffalo
July 2002 - Invited to attend ASCO-AACR Methods in Clinical Cancer Research Workshop, Vail, CO
October 1997 - Junior Investigator Award by the Executive Committee of the Tenth International Conference on Chemical Modifiers in Cancer Treatment
May 1990 - Distinction in Pharmacology, awarded by the University of Bombay, India