The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Research Medical Library

Making Cancer History Voices Collection

James D. Cox Oral History Interview 1, March 19, 2004

Descriptive Summary

Collection: Making Cancer History Voices Oral History Collection:
Interviewee: Cox, James D.,
Interviewer: Brunet, Lesley Williams
Title: James D. Cox Oral History Interview 1,
Dates: March 19, 2004
Abstract Dr. James D. Cox discusses with Lesley W. Brunet his career at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Topics include his education and his career prior to and including his tenure at MD Anderson.
Collection ID: OH-CoxJ-20040319
Original Format: Audiocassette
Format: 1 streaming video file and 1 interview transcript
Interview Length: 55 minutes, 40 seconds
Language: Materials are in English
Repository: Historical Resources Center, Research Medical Library,The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Biographical Note

James D. Cox was born in Ohio in 1938. He graduated from Kenyon College in Gambier Ohio with a degrees in Biology and Chemistry. He graduated with honors from The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Density in 1965.

Prior to joining MD Anderson, Dr. Cox served as a professor and chairman of Radiation Oncology at Colombia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. In 1988, he became the Vice President of Patient Care and Physician-in-chief at the MD Anderson. From 1995 to 2010, he served was the Division Head of Radiation Oncology at MD Anderson where he also served as Professor.


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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Cox, James D. (James Daniel), 1938-
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center -- history
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Division of Radiotherapy
Radiation Therapy Oncology Group
Clinical Trials as Topic
Neoplasms -- radiotherapy
Hospitals, Special
Laboratories, Hospital
Radiation Oncology
Radiology Department, Hospital
Houston (Tex.)
Oral History

Administrative Information


Oral history interview with James D. Cox conducted by Lesley W. Brunet on March 19, 2004 in his office at the University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

Preferred Citation

James D. Cox Oral History Interview 1, March 19, 2004, Research Medical Library, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Processing Information

Oral history was edited by Jewelry Yep, University of North Texas Intern, Spring 2011.



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