Department of Medicine faculty are attending the American Society of Hematology's (ASH) 59th Annual Meeting & Exposition in Atlanta this week. Keep reading for highlights on their research.
An international research effort led by Duke Cancer Institute scientists has been working to better understand the genetic underpinnings of diffuse large B cell lymphoma and how those genes might play a role in patients’ responses to therapies. The findings were published this week in the journal Cell.
To better understand blood cancers, Sandeep Davé, MD, MBA, MS, hunts down variation in the DNA sequences important to those cancers. One international project he launched is deploying comparative genetics to better classify the more than 100 blood cancers.
But the research never stops there.
Fourteen faculty from the Department of Medicine were chosen as Duke Health Scholars and Duke Health Fellows. This inaugural program was created with a transfer of funds from the Duke University Health System. Its aim is to support the research efforts and enhance the academic success of early to mid-career clinician-scientists in School of Medicine clinical departments.
Sandeep Dave, MD, MS, associate professor of medicine (Hematological Malignancies