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Lung Cancer Expert Dr. McGarry Houghton Receives Satya and Rao Remala Family Endowed Chair

By June 23, 2023No Comments

McGarry Houghton, MD, a pulmonary physician-scientist whose work explores the immune system’s role in cancer and lung cancer early detection, has been named the first recipient of the Satya and Rao Remala Family Endowed Chair at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center.

Houghton, who oversees lung cancer research at Fred Hutch, describes himself as a “lung tumor microenvironment person.” With a background in noncancerous lung diseases, Houghton’s research delves into how the human immune system responds to cancer. To advance that research, Houghton collects tissue from lung cancer surgeries and biopsy specimens “to try to understand what has gone right and what has gone wrong with the immune system.”