James Abbruzzese, MD

Professor of Medicine
D. C. I. Professor of Medical Oncology
Chief, Division of Medical Oncology
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute
Campus mail 440 Mudd Building, Box 3406, Durham, NC 27710
Email address james.abbruzzese@duke.edu

My research interests include the clinical study and treatment of pancreatic cancer.

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Education and Training

  • Resident, Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1979 - 1981
  • Intern, Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1978 - 1979
  • M.D., University of Chicago, 1978


Levitan, N., W. K. Hong, R. E. Byrne, M. E. Gale, R. H. Bromer, H. L. Levine, J. T. Licciardello, and J. L. Abbruzzese. “Role of computerized cranial tomography in the staging of small cell carcinoma of the lung.” Cancer Treat Rep 68, no. 11 (November 1984): 1375–77.


Abbruzzese, J. L., L. E. Rocco, O. L. Laskin, K. M. Skubitz, M. D. McGaughey, and J. J. Lipsky. “Prospective randomized double-blind comparison of moxalactam and tobramycin in treatment of urinary tract infections.” Am J Med 74, no. 4 (April 1983): 694–99. https://doi.org/10.1016/0002-9343(83)91029-x.

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Abbruzzese, J. L., and J. W. Griffin. “Postural hypotension.” Johns Hopkins Med J 148, no. 3 (March 1981): 127–31.


Elder, J. W., J. Abbruzzese, J. Murray, and M. Zielski. “Separation of paprika pigments: An introductory t/c experiment.” Journal of Chemical Education 53 (December 1, 1976).


Abbruzzese, James L., Dana K. Andersen, Carl A. K. Borrebaeck, Suresh T. Chari, Eithne Costello, Zobeida Cruz-Monserrate, Guido Eibl, et al. “The Interface of Pancreatic Cancer With Diabetes, Obesity, and Inflammation: Research Gaps and Opportunities: Summary of a National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Workshop.” Pancreas 47, no. 5 (n.d.): 516–25. https://doi.org/10.1097/MPA.0000000000001037.

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