PHILIP A. SALEM, MD
St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital has established the Philip A. Salem, MD, Chair in Cancer Research. This is the first chair in cancer research established at the Houston-based hospital which is part of the Texas Medical Center.
Dr. Salem is the director of the cancer research program at St. Luke's. His groundbreaking work in chemoprevention, including the link between chronic gastrointestinal infections and the risk of cancer, has led to research focusing on isolating and treating precancerous infections.