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Location

Texas Medical Center

Specialty
Cancer
Phone: 713-798-5547
Fax: 713-798-8711
Email

scheurer@bcm.edu

Address

1 Baylor Plaza, MS-BCM622
Houston, TX 77030

Research Laboratory

Michael Scheurer, PhD, MPH, FACE

Sidney L. and Donald F. Faust Chair of Pediatric Cancer Epidemiology, Texas Children's Hospital

Co-Leader, Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences Program, Dan L. Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine

Director, Population Sciences Biorepository, Dan L. Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine

Director, Research and Tissue Support Services, Texas Children’s Hospital

Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology/Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine

Education

School Education Degree Year
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Post-doctoral Fellow Molecular Epidemiology 2006
University of Texas School of Public Health at Houston University Doctor of Philosophy, Epidemiology 2004
University of Alabama at Birmingham University Master of Public Health, Epidemiology 1999
University of Alabama University Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences/Anthropology 1997

Organizations

Organization Name Role
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Member, Pediatric Cancer Working Group, Cancer Immunology Working Group and Molecular Epidemiology Working Group
American Society of Preventive Oncology Member, New Investigator Workshop and Molecular Epidemiology Study Group
American Statistical Association Member
Brain Tumor Epidemiology Consortium Member
Childhood Leukemia International Consortium Member
International Papillomavirus Society Member
International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories Member
International Society for Pediatric Oncology (SIOP) Member, Scientific Program Advisory Committee
Pan American Society for Clinical Virology Member
Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO) Member

Research Statement

Dr. Michael Scheurer is a molecular epidemiologist at Texas Children’s Cancer Center and in the Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences Program of the Dan L. Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. Scheurer’s research focuses on viruses and immune function as risk factors for cancer development and progression.

His laboratory looks for novel ways to identify and catalog molecular markers of viral infection, including host-virus interactions, as risk factors for the development of cancer. He is actively involved with two large international research groups focused on two rare tumors: the Brain Tumor Epidemiology Consortium and the Childhood Leukemia International Consortium.

Dr. Scheurer is currently working with other researchers and clinicians at Texas Children’s Cancer Center to develop a state-wide study to examine risk factors for childhood brain tumors. He also currently has a research project examining Human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated cancers, in particular cervical cancer, including the examination of the HPV vaccine and its effects on cancer incidence. He has an increasing program looking at Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) and host immune function in relation to pediatric and adult brain tumors, and he also has an interest in the factors that contribute to the poor prognosis and outcome for brain tumor patients, including neurocognitive decline and other therapy-related toxicities.

Dr. Michael Scheurer is a member of the Epidemiology and Population Sciences Program.

Research Interests

  • Viruses and immune function risk factors for cancer development
  • Molecular Epidemiology
  • Molecular markers of viral infection
  • Host-virus interactions
  • Risk factors for childhood brain tumors
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated cancers, in particular cervical cancer
  • Factors that contribute to poor prognosis and outcome in brain tumor patients

Awards

2021              Fellow, American College of Epidemiology

2015              Award for Excellence in Epidemiology

2007-2010    Duncan Scholar, Dan L. Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine

2006              AACR Eli-Lilly Scholar-in-Training Award

2006              Award for Excellence in Epidemiology, Society for Neuro-Oncology

2004-2006    R25 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cancer Prevention, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

2004              Award for Excellence in Epidemiology, Society for Neuro-Oncology, University of Texas School of Public Health

2003-2004    R25 Predoctoral Fellowship in Cancer Prevention, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

2003             Fred Annegers Scholarship in Epidemiology, University of Texas School of Public Health

2003             McLaughlin Symposium on Infection and Immunity Travel Award, University of Texas Medical Branch

Language

English

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