Razelle KurzrockChief, Director, Professor | La Jolla, California
Razelle Kurzrock, MD, is a board-certified medical oncologist and a renowned expert in precision medicine. Precision medicine, also called personalized therapy, uses molecular tumor testing to match each patient with the best possible treatment. As director of the Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy and Moores Cancer Center’s Clinical Trials Office, she cares for patients with all types of cancer who may benefit from clinical trials of experimental therapies. She also has a special interest in rare tumors.
Before joining UC San Diego in 2012, Dr. Kurzrock developed one of the largest Phase 1 clinical trials programs in the world while at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. A central theme of that program was the personalized medicine strategy, which matched patients with targeted cancer treatments that optimized chances for response.
Dr. Kurzrock earned her medical degree from the University of Toronto. She completed her residency at Tulane University and her fellowship in medical oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology.