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Board-certified Surgical Oncologist Joins Stephenson Cancer Center

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - Campus News -

Katherine T. Morris, M.D., board-certified in general surgery and fellowship trained in surgical oncology, has joined the Stephenson Cancer Center. She has also been named an associate professor of surgery and the G. Rainey Williams Chair for Surgical Research with the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

Morris specializes in hepatobiliary and pancreatic cancer surgery, and performs pancreatic, liver, gastric, small bowel, and intra-abdominal sarcoma resections. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Morris has an active research program, supported in part by an American Cancer Society grant. She is seeking new cancer treatments for gastrointestinal cancers by studying how the local immune environment interacts with the tumors.

Morris completed her two-year surgical oncology fellowship with a hepatobiliary and pancreas focus at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City in 2005. She completed medical school and a general surgery residency at Oregon Health & Sciences University in Portland Oregon. Dr. Morris is actively involved in multiple surgical and cancer research societies including the American College of Surgeons, American Association for Cancer Research, American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, Society of Surgical Oncology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer.

Morris is seeing patients in the Stephenson Cancer Center, 800 N.E. 10th Street. For appointments, call (405) 271-5789.

Oklahoma’s only comprehensive academic cancer center, the Stephenson Cancer Center at the University of Oklahoma is a nationally noted leader in research and patient care. The Stephenson Cancer Center annually ranks among the top three cancer centers in the nation for patients participating in National Cancer Institute-sponsored treatment trials, and it is one of 30 designated lead centers nationally in the Institute’s National Clinical Trials Network. In collaboration with the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust, the Stephenson Cancer Center is decreasing the burden of cancer in Oklahoma by supporting innovative laboratory, clinical and populations-based research. The Stephenson Cancer Center has 250 research members who are conducting more than 215 cancer research projects at institutions across Oklahoma. This research is supported by $48.3 million in annual funding from the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society and other sponsors.

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