skip to main content

Eric R. Fearon, M.D., Ph.D.

Eric Fearon, M.D., Ph.D.

Eric R. Fearon, M.D., Ph.D.
Emanuel N Maisel Professor of Oncology
Director, University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center

Fearon was named director of the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center in 2016. He has served as the Emanuel N. Maisel Professor of Oncology and was appointed associate director for basic science research at the Cancer Center in 1995. He also served as deputy director, from 2005-2016.

Fearon has authored more than 135 peer-reviewed research manuscripts and more than 60 review/editorial articles and book chapters. As a professor of internal medicine in Human Genetics and Pathology, he has pursed research in the cancer genetics field, particularly investigations of selected gene defects that underlie colon and rectal tumor development and progression to advanced stages. He has served on the editorial boards of various journals in the cancer biology and human genetics fields and currently is an editorial board member or editor for a number of journals, including The Journal of Biological Chemistry, Current Biology, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Gastroenterology and Molecular Cancer Research. In addition, he has served as a member or chair of various National Institutes of Health and National Cancer Institute advisory groups and grant review committees, including the Panel to Investigate the NIH Investment in Gene Therapy, the National Cancer Institute Board of Scientific Advisors, and the NIH Pathology B and Cancer Genetics Study Sections. He is also a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.