Free Mesothelioma Information Packet

Anne Tsao M.D.

  • Associate Professor of Medical Oncology
  • University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • 713.792.6363

Dr. Anne Tsao is Associate Professor of Medical Oncology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Dr. Tsao specializes in thoracic, head, and neck oncology and, like others at the esteemed M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, is considered at the front of her field in the study of malignant mesothelioma and thoracic oncology.

Dr. Tsao received her M.D. from the University Of Chicago Pritzker School Of Medicine. From the University of Chicago, she completed and internship and residency program at Indiana University in Indianapolis. She then completed a fellowship at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center before joining the university faculty. Dr. Tsao is certified by both the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Internal Medicine-Medical Oncology.

Dr. Tsao is acclaimed by her peers and has attracted international attention for her work and research in the field of thoracic cancer and malignant mesothelioma. Among her more notable achievements has been the integration of chemical indicators and therapies into mesothelioma research. Src kinase proteins, now fundamental to the understanding of cancer, can replace healthy-cell signaling when cellular health has been compromised. Under Dr. Tsao’s leadership, the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center has now translated these advancements from the laboratory into full scale clinical-trials for mesothelioma involving protein inhibitors. Even as mesothelioma is a rare cancer, the more we learn about it through the advancements of researchers like Dr. Tsao, the better position we will be in going forward to help others diagnosed with this difficult disease.

References:
  • University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Physician Profile.

Last modified: December 24, 2010.