Positions

Assistant Professor
Pediatrics-Oncology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US
Member
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States

Education

Fellowship at Baylor College Of Medicine Affiliate Hospitals
Advanced Training from Children's Hospital Of Los Angeles
M.D. from Semmelweis Medical University

Certifications

General Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
American Board of Pediatrics

Professional Interests

  • Tumor immunotherapy

Professional Statement

Dr. Andras Heczey is a physician-scientist and full-time faculty in the Department of Pediatrics of Baylor College of Medicine, Section of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology. He is a member of the multidisciplinary solid tumor team and the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy (CAGT).

His research focuses on developing novel treatments for children with solid tumors by redirecting the immune system to attack cancer cells.

Dr. Heczey has studied and published the first adoptive immunotherapy approach utilizing Natural Killer T cells genetically modified to attack neuroblastoma, he is working on moving this approach from bench-to-bedside in a form of a Phase 1/2a clinical trial.

As the Director of the Liver Tumor Center, Dr. Heczey has developed a strategy to target hepatoblastoma and hepatocellular carcinoma with genetically engineered T lymphocytes and he is currently optimizing this strategy for a smooth transition into the clinic.

Selected Publications

Memberships

American Society of Clinical Oncology
Children's Oncology Group
American Society of Cell and Gene Therapy