Archie Bleyer, M.D., FRCP (Glasg)

Archie Bleyer, M.D. is Chair of the Institutional Review Board for the St. Charles Health System in Central Oregon and author/co-author of more than 100_original_reports on clinical reseach that required IRB approval.  He is also Clinical Research Professor, Knight Cancer Institute at the Oregon Health and Science University, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Glasgow, Scotland.  In the past he has been Chair of the Childrenís Cancer Group (CCG), Mosbacher Chair and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and Director of the M.D. Anderson Community Oncology Program.

Dr. Bleyer received a B.S. degree in Life Sciences from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and M.D. degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. At the University of Washington, he was Professor of Pediatrics, Adjunct Professor of Medicine and Radiation Oncology, and American Cancer Society Professor of Clinical Oncology. He was also a Full Member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

For consecutive 5-year terms, Dr. Bleyer served as Chair of the Childrenís Cancer Group, then the world's largest pediatric cancer research organization, with 2880 investigators at 120 institutions, and patients from 48 states, 6 Canadian provinces, and sites in Australia and New Zealand. He has served on more than 30 national and international committees, including NCI Directorís Clinical Trial Review Group, the National Board and Blue Ribbon Research Committee of the American Cancer Society, and the National Dialogue on Cancer (now known as C Change). In 2006, Dr. Bleyer received the Distinguished Career Award from the American Society of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology.

He has devoted four decades to clinical research, mentored with three Nobel Laureates in Medicine, and been the recipient of more $75 million in research grants as a Principal Investigator from the National Institutes of Health, the American Cancer Society, and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

His current national clinical research mission is dedicated to improving the outcome of young adults with cancer.  In this role, he has co-edited Cancer in Adolescents and Young Adults (Springer Press, 2007, 534 pages, 73 authors from 9 countries on 4 continents, 199 figures, 90 tables), and a two part series, Impact of Malignant Disease on Young Adults (Semin Oncol 36(3):193-287, June and October, 2009) and served on the NCI Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Program Review Group, founding member of the LiveStrong Young Adult Alliance (now Critical Mass: Young Adult Cancer Alliance) and Chair of its Research Task Force.

He and Maureen, who have been married for 6 years, have sons Keith, 43 and Kevin, 40, daughter-in-law Kelly, 10-year-old grandtwins Lauren and Evan, and a 6-year-old quasi-poodle named Cookie. Keith is a high school teacher of television production and varsity soccer coach, Kelly is the daytime KBND News Anchor, and Kevin is a free-lance writer after earning four Emmys writing for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and stints with Bill Maher on Politically Incorrect and Dennis Miller on CNBC. and Random House recently published Kevinís book: We The People: One Manís Selfless Quest to Rewrite the Consitution of the United States of America .

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