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Clinical & Translational Research

Hana  Safah MDTranslational research refers to the transformation of scientific discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease.  Our Clinical & Translational Research Program includes basic research scientists whose  goal is to have their laboratory discoveries transfer to the clinical setting to advance patient care, as well as clinicians involved in basic research or clinical research trials.  Our clinical research program selects emerging therapies and strategies to offer to our patients as experimental alternatives to routine care. We test new drugs and new strategies through Tulane faculty investigator-initiated trials, as well as pharmaceutical industry trials and cooperative group trials. Our research patients come from our core teaching hospitals (Tulane Medical Center, VAMC, and UMC) and from our network of community oncology practices.

Tulane Cancer Center faculty members in the Clinical and Translational Research Program Include….

Pedro Barata, MD, MSc
Erin Boh, MD, PhD
J. Quincy Brown, PhD
Erik Castle, MD
P. Ronald Clisham, MD
Bridgette Collins-Burow, MD, PhD
Stacy Drury, MD, PhD
Christopher Dvorak, MS
Paul Friedlander, MD, FACS
Kendra Harris, MD, MSc
Tony Hu, PhD
Reza Izadpanah, DVM, PhD
Janarthanan Jayawickramarajah, PhD
Steven Jones, MD, MPH
Emad Kandil, MD, MBA, FACS
Damir Khismatullin, PhD
L. Spencer Krane, MD
James Korndorffer, MD
Jeffrey Lackey, MD
Cindy Leissinger, MD
Alan Lewis, MD
Brian Lewis, MD, MPH
R. Devesh Misra, PhD
Krzysztof Moroz, MD
Hee-Won Park, PhD
David Pointer, MD
Omer Raheem, MD, MSc
Nakhle Saba, MD
Hana Safah, MD
Oliver Sartor, MD - Program Leader
Natalya Semiletova, PhD
Mohamed Shama, MD, MSc
Mark Sides, MD, PhD
Raju Thomas, MD, FACS, MHA
Christopher Trevino, MD
Nancy Vander Velde, MD
Alun Wang, MD, PhD
Haitao Zhang, PhD