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Maria E. Cabanillas, MD

Maria E. Cabanillas, MD is an Oncologic Endocrinologist at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. She is a tenured Professor and the Faculty Director of Clinical Research in the department of Endocrine Neoplasia at MD Anderson. As a clinician and clinical researcher, she treats both early and advanced thyroid cancers, including medullary, differentiated, and anaplastic thyroid cancers. Her research focus is in advanced and aggressive thyroid cancer, with an emphasis that includes molecular targeted therapies and immunotherapy. Dr. Cabanillas serves as the principal investigator on several clinical trials for the treatment of advanced thyroid cancer and is an IRB vice-chair. She has been a member of the International Thyroid Oncology Group (ITOG) since 2012 and is currently on the Board of Directors.

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