Anil Sood


The University of Texas, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX


Professor, Department of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine


1991        M.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

1986         B.S., Davidson College Davidson, North Carolina

1982 - 84 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas


1992 - 1995     Outstanding Student Teaching Award, University of Florida

1994, 1995      Outstanding performance on CREOG exam award

1995        Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Surgeon, University of Florida

1996                J. G. Moore Award for the best research presentation by a fellow, The Annual Meeting of the Western Association of Gynecologic Oncologists, San Diego, CA.

1997                Best all-around clinical poster. The 28th annual meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO).

1998                Young investigator award--Fourth Joint Conference of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the Japanese Cancer Association meeting.

2002                Invited expert for the Biological Mechanisms of Psychosocial Effects on Disease (BiMPED) conference sponsored by the Basic Biobehavioral Research Branch (BBRB) of the National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland.

2002                James F. Nolan Award for the best overall research presentation, The Annual Meeting of the Western Association of Gynecologic Oncologists, Newport Beach, CA.

2003                Outstanding educator, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.

2003                Charles A. Hunter, Jr. Prize Thesis Award, The American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society, Napa, CA. 

2004        Invited speaker for the “Exploring the Integration of Psychoneuroimmunology and Tumor Immunology in Cancer Control Research” conference sponsored by the Basic Biobehavioral Research Branch (BBRB) of the National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland.

2004                James F. Nolan Award for the best overall research presentation, Western Association of Gynecologic Oncologists and the Felix Rutledge Society, Monterey, CA.

2005, 2007      Educator of the month, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, September, 2005; and July, 2007

2006 - 2009     Faculty Scholar Award, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.

2008                Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

2007                The Gynecologic Cancer Foundation/Margaret Greenfield/Carmel Cohen, MD “Excellence in Ovarian Cancer Research Award”

2008                Elected Fellow, the American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society

2009                Excellence in Teaching Award, Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

2009                Elected Member, the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI)

2010                Elected, Fellow of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine

2011, 2012      America’s Top Doctors for Cancer, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. (U.S. News & World Report rankings)

2011                GCF/Claudia Cohen Research Foundation Prize for Outstanding Gynecologic Cancer Researcher

2011                Dallas/Fort Worth Living Legend Faculty Achievement Award in Basic Research, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

2012                Elected Fellow, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

2014                Society for Gynecologic Investigation President’s Achievement Award

2014                Rosalind Franklin Ovarian Cancer Research award (Ovarian Cancer National Alliance)

2015                Making a Difference Award, The Belinda Sue Fund

2015                Outstanding Achievement Award, Society of American Asian Scientists in Cancer Research (SAASCR)

2017                American Cancer Society Research Professor Award

2017                Elected, Association of American Physicians (AAP)

2021                Elected, National Academy of Medicine (NAM)



Active Funding:

R35 CA209904     08/02/2017 – 07/31/2024 NCI    $600,000 (annual direct costs) Title: Harnessing the power of exosomes for non-coding RNA delivery Role: PI

American Cancer Society Researh Professor Award (RP-16-240-01-TBG) 1/1/17 – 12/31/21  Non-coding RNA cancer therapeutics $400,000 (Annual direct costs Role: PI

The role of macrophages in resistance to anti-VEGF drugs in ovarian cancer (Project 3 - UT MDACC SPORE in Ovarian Cancer) NIH P50 CA217685 $231,000 (annual direct costs)   09/01/17 – 08/31/22 Overall MPIs (Bast and Sood) and PI of Project 3

EphA2 targeting in uterine carcinoma (Project 3 - UT MDACC SPORE in Uterine Cancer) NIH 2 P50 CA098258-06A2 $1,104,876 (direct cost)      09/01/16 – 08/31/21 Role: PI of Project 3

R01 CA177909  12/01/18 – 11/30/23 Platelets promote growth of ovarian cancer $80,000 (annual direct costs) Role: Multiple PI (Afshar-Kharghan and Sood)

Gateway Foundation (Grant No. G-16-100) 07/01/16 – 6/30/19 Targeting adaptive changes following anti-angiogenesis therapy in ovarian cancer $800,000 (total award) Role: Co-PI (PI: Westin)

V-Foundation Award Adaptation to anti-angiogenesis therapy $600,000 (total award) Role: Co-PI (PI: Rob Coleman)

Biobehavioral-cytokine interactions in ovarian cancer NIH R01-CA1045 $1,266,373 (direct cost)  6/01/16 - 5/30/21 Role: Co-Investigator, 5% effort (PI - Susan Lutgendorf, Ph.D.)

U01 CA213759  06/01/2017 – 05/31/2022 NIH  $373,498 (annual direct costs)Title:  Targeted Therapeutics for Ovarian Cancer and Its Microenvironment - treatment and theoretical modeling Role: MPI (Lopez, Sood)

R01 CA227622 $50,125 (Annual direct costs)    08/01/2018 – 07/31/2023 Title: Targeting Stromal Influences on Glutamine Addiction in Ovarian Cancer. Role: Co-I (PI: Nagrath)

RP180381  $119,795 (annual direct costs) 03/01/2018 – 02/28/2021 (NCE till 2022 Title:  Mass Spectrometry Imaging to Uncover Predictive Metabolic Markers of Ovarian Cancer Surgical Outcome and Treatment Response. Role: Co-I (PI: Eberlin)

R01 CA229907  7/1/2019 – 06/30/2024 NCI   $117,740 (Direct costs) Title: Role of RNA activation in Tumor Progression and Metastasis Role: Co-I (PI: Chaluvally-Raghavan)


Complete List of Published Work in PubMed