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Jose Figueroa Perez

Jose Figueroa, MD

  • Medical Director
  • Associate Professor
  • Director SWCC Clinical Research Section
  • Medical Director Southwest Cancer Therapy and Research Center
Office Phone: 806-743-3155
Email: jose.a.figueroa@ttuhsc.edu
Mail Address: 3601 4th Street
Lubbock TX 79430

Positions:

  • Medical Director, Southwest Cancer Center Lubbock, TX 2012-Present
  • Associate Professor, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Lubbock, TX 2012-Present
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Lubbock, TX 1998-2012
  • Staff Physician, Covenant Medical Center & Covenat Women & Children's Hospital Lubbock, Texas 1998-2012
  • Staff Medical Oncologist, Joe Arrington Cancer Research & Treatment Center Lubbock, Texas 1998-2012

Admin Assignments:

  • Director, SWCC Clinical Research Section UMC, Lubbock 2012-Present
  • Medical Director, Southwest Cancer Therapy and Research Center UMC, Lubbock 2012-Present
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas 1998-2012
  • Director, Research Program Joe Arrington Cancer Research & Treatment Center, Lubbock, Texas 1998-2010
  • Vice-Chair, Multidisciplinary Thoracic Oncology Meetings Coventant Health System, Lubbock, Texas 2000-2010

Post Doctoral Education:

  • Fellowship: University of Texas, 1993
  • Residency: Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 1990

Education:

  • MD: University of Puerto Rico, 1987
  • BS: Universidad De Puerto Rico*, 1983
  • BSC: University of Puerto Rico, 1983

Selected Publications:

  • Mirandola, L & Yu, Y & Cobos, Everardo & Figueroa, Jose & Jenkins, Marjorie & Chiriva-Internati, Maurizio (2014) Anti-Galectin-3 Therapy: A new chance for multiple myeloma and ovarian cancer? 4.
  • F, Arnaboldi & A, Menon & F, Di Renzo & Mirandola, L & Grizzi, F & Figueroa, Jose & Jenkins, Marjorie & Barajon, I & Chiriva-Internati, Maurizio (2014) Sperm Protein 17 is as Oncofetal Antigens: a Lesson from a Murine Model 4.
  • Pena, C & Mirandola, L & Figueroa, Jose & Hosiriluck, N & Suvorava, N & Trotter, K & Reddy, A & Rakshanda, R & Payne, D & Jenkins, Marjorie & Grizzi, F & Littlefield, L & Chiriva-Internati, Maurizio & Cobos, Everardo September (2014) Galectins as therapeutic targets for hematological malignancies: a hopeful sweetness 2, 9, 1-7.
  • Ebrahim, A & Alalawi, Z & Mirandola, L & Rakshanda, R & Dahlbeck, S & Nguyen, D & Jenkins, Marjorie & Grizzi, F & Cobos, Everardo & Figueroa, Jose & Chiriva-Internati, Maurizio September (2014) Galectins in cancer: carcinogenesis, diagnosis and therapy 2, 9, 1-7.
  • Grizzi, F & Franceschini, F & Biccari, S & Hermonat, P & Mazzola, P & Nguyen, Diane & Radhi, S & Figueroa, Jose & Cobos, Everardo & Annoni, G & Chiriva-Internati, Maurizio March (2013) Mast Cells and the Liver Aging process 10, 1.

Selected Presentations:

  • Chemokine receptors as novel targets of the oncogene Notch1 in acute lymphoblastic leukemia American Society for Clinical Oncology, .
  • Notch receptors promote human multiple myeloma cell growth in vitro and bone marrow invasion in vivo through the CXCR4/SDF1 axis American Society for Clinical Oncology, .
  • Selective expression of the Sp17/AKAP4/PTTG1 in NSCLC for detection and therapy American Society for Clinical Oncology, .
  • Combination of SP17 with CA125 serologic measurement for detection of ovarian cancer American Association for Cancer Research, Washington, DC; 2013.
  • Relationship of the oncogene Notch and CXCR4/SDF1 signaling in human epithelial ovarian cancer American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2013.

Selected Contracts and Grants:

  • TOXICOLOGICAL STUDY OF GALECTIN 3C NOVEL ANTI MYELOMA DRUG IN COMBINATION WITH BORTEZOMIB IN RATS 2013-2014
    Awarded by
    in the amount of $14,406
    Principal
    Research Related

Selected Awards:

  • Excellence Award, Covenat Health System, 2009.
  • American Cancer Society Research Grant, American Cancer Society, 1993.
  • Cancer Research Award, Institution, 1993.
  • Oncology Fellowship Award, American Cancer Society, 1992.
  • Alpha Honor Medical Society Award, Alpha Omega, 1985.

Selected Scheduled Teaching:

  • Breast Cancer-specific Tumor Board - 2013
  • Clinical Research Protocol - 2013
  • General Tumor Board - 2013
  • Monthly Oncology Morbidity Mortality Review Presentations - 2013
  • Oncology Consult Service - 2013

Selected Non-Credit Instruction Taught:

  • Advances in the Treatment of Malignant Melanoma - 2003
  • 2. Treatment of Unresectable Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer - 2000
Date last updated: 10/20/2014
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