Yves De Clerck, M.D., is a Professor of Pediatrics, and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. He is the Co-Leader of the Tumor Microenvironment Program.
A native of Brussels, Belgium, he earned his B.S., magna cum laude, in Medicine from Notre Dame University in Belgium in 1969. He received his M.D., summa cum laude, from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium in 1973. He completed his residency in Pediatrics from the University of Montreal, Canada in 1977 and a fellowship in Pediatric Hematology Oncology at the University of Southern California in 1979.
Dr. De Clerck is currently leading an NIH-funded research study on the mechanisms of tumor invasion and metastasis with a primary focus on neuroblastoma—the second most common solid tumor in children—and melanoma. He has been a researcher studying the role of the tumor microenvironment and cancer progression for more than 30 years.
He is currently on the editorial board of several scientific journals including Cancer Research, Clinical Cancer Research, the Journal of Cell Physiology, and Cancer Today. He has been an active participant in the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Scientist-Survivor Program for many years and has chaired two AACR sponsored conferences. Professional memberships include the AACR where he was the Chair of the Local Liaison Committee for the 2005 Annual Meeting, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Society of Cell Biology. He is funded by several research grants from the NIH and has authored and co-authored more than 130 papers.