Kevin C. Conlon, M.D.

Kevin C. Conlon, M.D.

  • Center for Cancer Research
  • National Cancer Institute
  • Building 10 - Magnuson Clinical Center, Room 3B38
  • Bethesda, MD 20892
  • 240-760-6087
  • 301-480-4442
Lymphoid Malignancies Branch


Dr. Conlon received his M.D. from Rush Medical College. After completing his residency in internal medicine at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center and serving as chief medical resident, Dr. Conlon completed a fellowship in medical oncology at NCI, where he remained to continue his translational research in the Biological Response Modifiers Program. He left NCI to become a medical officer at the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research at the FDA, and later a clinical director at the Genetics Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Conlon subsequently returned to Rush University Section of Medical Oncology to continue his clinical and translational immunotherapy efforts. He then returned to NCI first joining the Investigational Drug Branch of CTEP and, most recently, the Metabolism Branch of CCR where the focus of his research is IL-15 and other immunotherapeutics.

Areas of Expertise

1) immunotherapy 2) IL-15

Information for Patients

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Selected Publications

Effect of pemetrexed on innate immune killer cells and adaptive immune T cells in subjects with adenocarcinoma of the pancreas

Davis M, Conlon K, Bohac GC, Barcenas J, Leslie W, Watkins L, Lamzabi I, Deng Y, Li Y, Plate JM.
J. Immunother.. 35: 629-40, 2012. [ Journal Article ]

Radiation therapy for the management of patients with HTLV-1-associated adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma

Simone CB, Morris JC, Stewart DM, Urquhart NE, Janik JE, Kreitman RJ, Lita E, Conlon K, Wharfe G, Waldmann TA, Kaushal A.
Blood. 120: 1816-9, 2012. [ Journal Article ]

Markedly additive antitumor activity with the combination of a selective survivin suppressant YM155 and alemtuzumab in adult T-cell leukemia

Chen J, Pise-Masison CA, Shih JH, Morris JC, Janik JE, Conlon KC, Keating A, Waldmann TA.
Blood. 121: 2029-37, 2013. [ Journal Article ]

Phase 1 trial of IL-15 trans presentation blockade using humanized Mikß1 mAb in patients with T-cell large granular lymphocytic leukemia

Waldmann TA, Conlon KC, Stewart DM, Worthy TA, Janik JE, Fleisher TA, Albert PS, Figg WD, Spencer SD, Raffeld M, Decker JR, Goldman CK, Bryant BR, Petrus MN, Creekmore SP, Morris JC.
Blood. 121: 476-84, 2013. [ Journal Article ]


Research Nurse
Jennifer Hsu, R.N.
Patient Care Coordinator (Contr.)
Nancy Beltran
Medical Technologist
Bonita Bryant
Data Manager (Contr.)
Erin Corcoran
Clinical Collaborator
Cathryn Lee
Arlethia Spencer