Clinical Research Professor, Radiation Medicine
Oregon Health Sciences University
He is Chair of the Institutional Research Board, Cascade Healthcare Community; Director of Aflac/CureSearch Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Research; and founding member of The Livestrong Foundation.
Dr. Bleyer chaired the Children’s Cancer Group for 10 years, then the world's largest pediatric cancer research organization, the Department and Division of Pediatrics at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Community Oncology in the Department and Division of Medicine at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. He was the American Cancer Society Professor of Clinical Oncology and in charge of the cancer curriculum in the University of Washington School of Medicine. During the past three decades,
Dr. Bleyer was awarded research grants totaling more than $75 million as a principal investigator from the National Institutes of Health, the American Cancer Society, and the Leukemia Society of America. His research has been published in more than 300 peer-reviewed articles, chapters, and books. Dr. Bleyer is co-editor of the book, Cancer in Adolescents and Young Adults, now in its second edition.
His current personal clinical research is dedicated to adolescents and young adult (AYA) oncology.
Dr. Bleyer earned his medical degree at the University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry and completed his residency training in Pediatric Medicine at the University of Washington, School of Medicine. He completed his fellowship training at the National Cancer Institute and the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Bleyer is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.