Date:August 30, 2012

M. Fatih Okcu, MD, MPH

Fatih Okcu, M.D., M.P.H.Co-Director, Long Term Survivor Program

Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Section of Hematology-Oncology
Baylor College of Medicine

Dr. Fatih Okcu
6701 Fannin Street, Suite 1510.14
Houston, TX 77030

Phone: 832-822-4242
Fax: 832-825-4202
Email: mfokcu@txch.org

 

About Dr. Fatih Okcu

Dr. Fatih Okcu’s longstanding clinical interest and expertise is in brain tumors and solid tumors. He treats all subtypes of brain tumors, and has a special interest in soft tissue sarcomas, Ewing sarcoma, malignant melanoma and rare pediatric cancers.

Dr. Fatih Okcu is Co-Director of the Long Term Survivor Program where he oversees research. His ongoing studies in this area include, late effects after proton radiation therapy in brain tumor patients, reasons for lack of adherence to follow up care in survivors and relationship between genetic polymorphisms and late permanent treatment effects in childhood cancer survivors.

Dr. Fatih Okcu is a member of the Childhood Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Program, the Solid Tumor Programs, the Long Term Survivor Program, and the Brain Tumor Program.

Education

M.D. and Residency, Istanbul University Medical School, Istanbul, Turkey
M.P.H. and Residency, The University of Texas Health Science Center
Fellowship, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics (AAP)
American Board of Pediatrics-Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO)

Clinical Special Interests

Ewing’s Sarcoma
Neuro-oncology
Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Research Interests

Molecular cancer epidemiology
Genetic polymorphisms that modify therapy modalities
Adverse events secondary to treatment
Neurocognitive impairments in childhood long-term survivors