George Hucks

MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Bone Marrow Transplant
Clinical Research

Area of interest

I recently completed a fellowship in Cancer Immunotherapy at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, with
particular focus on chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy. While there, I had a wide exposure to treating
patients with CAR T-cell therapy, and also how to run complicated clinical trials. My long-term goal is to be
a leader in the field of pediatrics as we expand this new immune system based therapy to more diseases of
childhood, both malignant and non-malignant. I was also given additional training in bone marrow
transplant. My new position at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is specifically intended to lead
our institution in this area. I anticipate working closely with our basic science researchers and GMP
manufacturing facility to open local investigator lead studies, but also to work in collaboration with
colleagues throughout the nation in cooperative group settings, such as the Children’s Oncology Group.
Prior to my training at CHOP, I worked at East Carolina University in the Department of Pediatrics as an
assistant professor of hematology/oncology from 2013-2016, where I served as the site principal
investigator for all COG trials. This gave me a great deal of experience in running cooperative group trials
at the local level. This also opened my eyes to the clinical need for additional therapeutic options for many
of our pediatric patients.

Awards and Honors

2014 Subspecialty Faculty Teaching Award- awarded based on votes from graduating pediatric
and med-peds residents
2015 Subspecialty Faculty Teaching Award- awarded based on votes from graduating pediatric
and med-peds residents
2016 Subspecialty Faculty Teaching Award- awarded based on votes from graduating pediatric
and med-peds residents

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George Hucks