Dr. Tannir is the professor and deputy department chair of Department of Genitourinary Medical Oncology in MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Tannir’s research focus in renal cell carcinoma is in the following areas:

Molecular and clinical characterization of non-clear cell RCC subtypes, particularly translocation RCC and renal medullary carcinoma.

Design and conduct of informative, biology-driven clinical trials for clear-cell and non-clear cell RCC.

Identification of circulating and tissue-based biomarkers of response to targeted agents and immune checkpoint antibodies in patients with clear-cell and non-clear cell RCC.