Bruce Hammock, PhD

Bruce Hammock

Position Title
Distinguished Professor



Bruce Hammock, PhD is Distinguished Professor of Entomology and studies the arachidonate cascade and inflammation as it relates to cancer biology. Some potent anti-cancer drugs such as sorafenib inhibit enzymes in this cascade which probably reduces their innate toxicity. His group developed a drug now in human trials that reduces the cytokine activation after cancer resection, chemotherapy, and even CAR-T therapy leading to post-treatment metastasis, angiogenesis and tumor regrowth.