S. Perwez  Hussain, Ph.D.

S. Perwez Hussain, Ph.D.

  • Center for Cancer Research
  • National Cancer Institute


CCR mourns the recent passing of S. Perwez Hussain, Ph.D. 

Dr. Hussain’s research was focused on identifying novel therapeutic targets in pancreatic cancer, which is one of the most lethal malignancies. His recent study identified macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF), an inflammatory mediator, as a critical component in disease aggressiveness and a candidate therapeutic target in human pancreatic cancer. Dr. Hussain was the Head of the Pancreatic Cancer Unit and his group utilized a combination of global and targeted translational research strategies, focused on inflammatory mediators, to examine the underlying mechanisms of human pancreatic cancer progression and understand the mechanistic and functional role of a gene or pathway associated with a patient’s outcome.

Areas of Expertise

Inflammatory Mediators
Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor (MIF)
Nitric Oxide (NO)
Mouse Model of Pancreatic Cancer