Andras A. Heczey, MD
Department or Service
- Texas Medical Center
Director, Liver Tumor Program
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology-Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine
|Baylor College of Medicine||fellowship||Pediatric Hematology Oncology||2012|
|Children's Hospital of Los Angeles||residency||Pediatrics||2009|
|Semmelweis Medical University, Hungary||residency||Infectious Disease||2006|
|Semmelweis University||medical school||Doctor of Medicine||2002|
Dr. Andras Heczey is a physician-scientist and full-time faculty in the Department of Pediatrics of Baylor College of Medicine, Section of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology. He is a member of the multidisciplinary solid tumor team and the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy (CAGT).
|American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)||Member|
|American Society of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology (ASPHO)||Member|
|Children's Oncology Group (COG)||Member|
His research focuses on developing novel treatments for children with solid tumors by redirecting the immune system to attack cancer cells.
Dr. Heczey has studied and published the first adoptive immunotherapy approach utilizing Natural Killer T cells genetically modified to attack neuroblastoma, he is working on moving this approach from bench-to-bedside in a form of a Phase 1/2a clinical trial.
As the Director of the Liver Tumor Center, Dr. Heczey has developed a strategy to target hepatoblastoma and hepatocellular carcinoma with genetically engineered T lymphocytes and he is currently optimizing this strategy for a smooth transition into the clinic.
Dr. Heczey’s research is focused on redirecting the immune system to attack and kill cancer cells by using genetically engineered T cells and Natural Killer T cells. He has developed bispecific T cell engagers and chimeric antigen receptors, which when expressed in T cells, specifically target hepatoblastoma and hepatocellular carcinoma. His goal is to cure all patients with liver cancers by translating these methods from the laboratory setting to the patient care clinic.