Project Description

Adjunct Professor, Medicine Oncology
Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Dr. Penny E. Petersen Memorial Chair for Lymphoma Research
Co-Director, Center for Intracellular Delivery of Biologics, University of Washington
Co-Director, Training Program in Nanotechnology & Physical Sciences in Cancer Research, University of Washington

Not currently accepting graduate students.

Adoptive T cell immunotherapy
Pretargeted radioimmunotherapy
Antibody/drug conjugates
Dr. Press investigates novel treatments for hematologic malignancies including lymphoma, leukemia, and myeloma. He conducts basic laboratory investigations using leukemia and lymphoma cell lines and mouse xenograft models as well as human clinical trials. Agents currently under investigation include monoclonal antibodies, radioimmunoconjugates, immunotoxins, chemotherapeutic agents, and genetically modified cytotoxic T lymphocytes. In the clinical arena, he has a successful program of high dose radioimmunotherapy with stem cell transplantation for B cell lymphomas and has trials planned investigating pretargeted radioimmunotherapy and gene therapy using adoptively transferred cytotoxic T lymphocytes bearing chimeric anti-CD20 receptors.
MD, University of Washington, Seattle, 1979
PhD in Biological Structure, University of Washington, Seattle, 1977
B.S. in Biology, Stanford University, 1973