Corey Speers, MD, PhD, BS
University of Michigan
University of Michigan Hospital: Assistant Professor: Employee; Veteran Affairs Hospital- Ann Arbor: Assistant Professor: Employee
PFS Genomics: Stock
Dr. Speers is an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center in the Department of Radiation Oncology. He completed his medical and graduate degrees in the MSTP program at Baylor College of Medicine before completing his residency and Holman Pathway training at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. After joining the faculty at the University of Michigan as a physician scientist, he has continued his research exploring the biology of aggressive breast cancers, including inflammatory and triple-negative breast cancer. His laboratory is interested in “bench to bedside” research that includes basic mechanistic studies, translational pre-clinical studies, and clinical research. His interest in targeted therapies include PARP-inhibitors, CDK 4/6 inhibitors, and androgen receptor antagonists as agents for radiosensitization. His lab has also utilized kinome screens to identify novel targets for the treatment of aggressive breast cancers, including triple-negative breast cancer. In addition, his research group has a number of clinically oriented and bioinformatics based studies that focus on the nomination and validation of expression-based signatures to predict breast cancer patients that need treatment intensification and signatures to identify patient who will not need further adjuvant therapy for breast cancer. Finally, his translational work focuses on correlative studies looking at biospecimens from clinical trials to uncover ways to predict treatment efficacy and toxicity.