Omid Hamid MD is the Chief of Translational Research and Immuno-Oncology at The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute. He also serves as the Director of the Melanoma and Phase I Programs. His areas of expertise include immunotherapy and phase I drug development.
Dr. Hamid has published extensively and has been at the forefront of the development of paradigm shifting breakthroughs including BRAF/MEK targeted agents, AntiCTLA4, antiPD1 and PDL1 therapies. His current interests include new immunotherapeutic options for patients including bi-specific antibodies, Adoptive T cell Therapy, and oncolytic therapies with a focus on combinatorial approaches resulting in potentially greater patient benefit. Through his leadership The Angeles Clinic has fostered a program that combines expert clinical care with teaching and leading clinical research.
Dr. Hamid is recognized as one of the preeminent Immuno-Oncologists and melanoma specialists in the world.
“My research focus involves manipulation of a patient's immune system to attack cancer cells and maintain continuously elevated levels of immunity. Researchers have been studying the role the immune system can play in eradicating cancer for decades. Recent advances in immuno-oncologic therapeutics have provided lasting benefits to patients with few treatment options available. These therapies are not only a ‘breakthrough’ in cancer therapy - they have revolutionized the way we treat cancer. In order to optimally treat our patients we need to understand not only the novel mechanism of action of these therapeutics, including the ability of late response post progression – but also their novel toxicities. The future of these therapies are not just in single agents. We have seen the promise of higher and more durable response with combinations of these agents. Our role of researchers and clinicians will be to utilize these concepts along with the understanding of immuno-oncologic targets and the role of clinical trials in supporting this revolution.”
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Omid Hamid, MD, reported a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of Consultant, Amgen, Inc, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp, Roche, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co, Merck & Co, Inc; Contracted research, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co, Celldex, Inc, Genentech, Inc, Immunocore, Incyte Corp, Merck & Co, Inc, Merck Serano, MedImmune, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp, Pfizer, Inc, Rinat, Roche; Speakers' bureau, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co, Genentech, Inc, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp, Amgen, Inc.
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