Giants of Cancer CareĀ® Program Inductees

Drug Development

Howard A. Burris III, MD

Sarah Cannon Research Institute

  • Burris has more than 20 years of phase I clinical trial experience, with a focus on investigational agents in breast cancer.
  • He is chief medical officer and executive director of Drug Development at the Sarah Cannon Research Institute, Nashville, Tennessee, and is a partner with Tennessee Oncology.
  • Burris is a past member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Board of Directors and currently serves as member and chair-elect of the ASCO Nominating Committee.
  • He sits on the boards of directors for the Sarah Cannon Research Institute, Tennessee Oncology, and the Minnie Pearl Foundation.
  • Burris is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and is the editor of The Oncology Report. He is an author and coauthor of more than 300 published manuscripts and book chapters.
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