Lawrence G Lum
Division of Hematology & Oncology
Wayne State University, USA
Dr. Lawrence G. Lum has received his M.D. from the University of California San Francisco and did his internship and Pediatric Residency at UCSF and the University of Colorado, Denver, CO. He did a Allergy Immunology fellowship in the metabolism Branch of DCT, NCI, NIH. He was awarded his honorary Doctor of Science from the University of Redlands, California in 2000. He is working as the Scientific Director of the BMT & Immunotherapy program, Professor of Medicine at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University. He is also a Professor of Immunology and Microbiology at Wayne State University. He has served as a grants reviewer, manuscript reviewer, director of several immunotherapy programs and is currently in charge of the Research Program and cGMP Laboratory for the BMT & Immunotherapy program for Karmanos. Dr. Lum has published 150 articles and over 190 of abstracts and has been an invited lecturer 134 times. Currently, he is a member of Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute located in Detroit, Michigan, which is affiliated with Wayne State University, of the nation’s leading Urban Research Universities. He was a member of NCI Scientific Review and Evaluation Group for P01 on Immunotherapy for Cancer, and he was an Intramural NCI Site Visit Reviewer for NCI/NIH. Dr. Lum received the Alumni Centennial Award from University of Redlands in 2007.
Dr. Lum’s primary focus is enhancing the patient’s immune system to make it a better cancer-killing machine. Dr. Lum is developing different strategies/approaches to enhance the cancer killing function of T cells by manipulating the T cells of the patient’s immune system to boost anti-tumor immunity to decrease relapse rates in multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas.