Aaron J Scott, MD

Therapeutic Development Program

Biography

Dr. Aaron J Scott is an academic medical oncologist specializing in translational research and treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies. He is originally from Tucson, AZ, and earned a B.Sc. in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Arizona. He attended medical school and earned his M.D. from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He then completed his internal medicine residency and hematology/oncology fellowship training at the University of Colorado Hospital. During his time at UCH, he received specialized training in translational and clinical research in gastrointestinal malignancies. In the Fall of 2016, he joined Banner-University of Arizona Cancer Center as faculty with the GI Oncology group.

Cancer Focus

Dr. Scott's primary academic pursuit has been performing translational and clinical research in gastrointestinal malignancies. Dr. Scott's research and clinical interests center around discovery of novel treatment(s) for patients with GI cancers with an emphasis on colorectal cancer. Most recently, Dr. Scott has been investigating the MET kinase pathway as a target for anti-proliferation of colorectal cancer (CRC) explants in patient-derived tumor xenograft (PDX) models. The results of these experiments have led to the development of a Phase II investigator-initiated clinical trial. Dr. Scott carries active membership roles in SWOG and AGICC, and is the Principal Investigator of multiple clinical trials at Banner-UACC.