May 26, 2011

Dr. Tim Cripe interviews Dr. Archie Bleyer about his career and research interest in improving survival rates in adolescents and young adults (AYA) affected by cancer. Dr. Bleyer is Medical Director, Clinical Research and Director, DEFEAT Cancer, St. Charles Cancer Care in Bend, Oregon and a Clinical Research Professor at Oregon Health & Sciences University in Portland. He also is a professor of Pediatrics at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Senior Advisor of the Aflac/CureSearch Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Research, and founding member of the LiveStrong Young Adult Alliance.

During the past three decades, Dr. Bleyer was awarded research grants totaling more than $75 million as a principal investigator from the National Institutes of Health, the American Cancer Society, and the Leukemia Society of America. His research has been published in more than 300 peer-reviewed articles, chapters, and books.

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