Basic Medical Research Training in Oncology (T32 CA09566)

Basic Medical Research Training in Oncology (T32 CA09566)

Program DirectorOlufunmilayo Olopade

Administrator: JacQuan Henley
Phone: 2-2471
Fax: 2-3133

Openings: 0 Predoctoral, 6 Postdoctoral

Medical Oncology is a subspecialty of internal medicine that concerns itself with the diagnosis, staging, and treatment of malignant diseases. The emphasis is on the use of systemic therapies that include chemotherapy and biologics. Fundamental research includes cancer genetics, cancer cytogenetics, molecular oncology, and cancer pharmacology. The purpose of this program is to provide training to board-certified or board-eligible internists who desire to become the physician-scientists of the future and who want to maintain a full-time academic focus.

Training Faculty

  • Olopade, Olufunmilayo: Breast cancer; cancer risk assessment; cancer prevention
  • Adams, Erin: Immune system molecular recognition mechanisms
  • Ahsan, Habibul: Understanding of environmental and genetic factors and their interplay in cancer
  • Arora, Vineet: Understanding and improving the learning environment for medical trainees and the quality and safety of care delivered to hospitalized patients
  • Catenacci, Daniel: Gastrointestinal oncology
  • Chang, Eugene: IBD Host-microbial interactions; Epithelial biology and pathobiology; Intestinal Microbiome
  • Chmura, Steven: Brain, breast, and gastrointestinal cancers
  • Clark, Marcus: Arthritis and autoimmune diseases
  • Cohen, Kenneth: Lymphoma and blood clotting disorders
  • Cohn, Susan: Pediatric Cancers
  • Conzen, Suzanne: Breast Cancer
  • Dignam, James: Biostatistics
  • Dolan, M. Eileen: Drug Development
  • Fleming, Gini: Breast Cancer
  • Gajewski, Thomas: Melanoma
  • Godley, Lucy: The role of aberrant DNMT3B isoforms in mediating the DNA methylation changes of human tumors; the role of hydroxymethylation in human tumorigenesis; inherited forms of hematopoietic malignancies
  • Grossman, Robert : Informatics and Data Intensive Computing
  • He, Chuan: Chemical biology, nucleic acid chemistry and biology, epigenetics, and bioinorganic chemistry
  • Henderson, Tara: Second cancers in childhood cancer survivors
  • Huo, Dezheng: Etiology and outcome ofcancer, in particular breast cancer Genetic Epidemiology Health Disparities
  • Kee, Barbara: Mechanisms of lymphocyte development
  • Kim, Karen: Colorectal cancer, hepatitis B, and women's health issues
  • Kindler, Hedy: GI Stromal Tumors​
  • Kline, Justin: Immunology
  • Kron, Stephen: Dissecting DNA Damage Response In Cancer and Normal Tissue as a Route to Enhancing the Efficacy of Genotoxic Therapy
  • Lauderdale, Diane: Epidemiology Social epidemiology Epidemiological methods Epidemiology of MRSA
  • LeBeau, Michelle: Leukemia
  • Lengyel, Ernst: Gynecologic malignancies specifically, ovarian, cervical and endometrial cancers
  • Macleod, Kay: Regulation of Cell Cycle Checkpoints and Cell Death by the RB Tumor Suppressor in Response to Oxidative Stress and DNA Damage
  • Meltzer, David: Health economics and outcomes research
  • Mutlu, Gokhan: Lung injury, inflammation, repair and fibrosis
  • Nanda, Rita: Novel treatment of breast cancer​
  • Odenike, Olatoyosi: Developing novel therapeutic agents for acute and chronic leukemias and chronic myeloproliferative diseases
  • O'Donnell, Peter: Genitourinary malignancies; Discovery and implementation of pharmacogenomic determinants governing drug response and toxicity, especially in bladder cancer
  • Patnaik, Akash: Genitourinary Oncology
  • Pierce, Brandon: Factors in cancer risk and prognosis
  • Polite, Blase: Gastrointestinal Malignancies
  • Ratain, Mark: Development of new oncology drugs and diagnostics, Pharmacogenomics of anticancer agents, Clinical trial methodology
  • Rosner, Marsha: Signaling
  • Schreiber, Hans: Tumor Immunology; Tumor Progression, Tumor -Specific T -cell Clones; Characterization of Tumor Variants; Molecular Genetics of Tumor Antigens
  • Siegler, Mark: Ethics
  • Smith, Sonali: Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Solway, Julian: Asthma, Lung Diseases
  • Stadler, Walter: GU Oncology
  • Stock, Wendy: Leukemia
  • Swartz, Melody: How lymphatic vessels contribute to adaptive immunity
  • Szmulewitz, Russell: Evolution and management of castrationresistant prostate cancer
  • Vokes, Everett: Head and Neck Cancer
  • Weichselbaum, Ralph: Head and Neck Cancer
  • Wickrema, Amittha: Understanding of signaling pathways regulating normal and malignant hematopoiesis, Myeloma
  • Yamada, Diane: Gynecologic cancers
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