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Assistant Director, UNC Lineberger Cancer Center Immunotherapy Program Professor, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Dr. Savoldo is a pediatric hematologist/oncologist with extensive expertise in cancers, including leukemia, lymphoma and neuroblastoma. Her research interests include:

  • Harnessing the body’s immune responses to treat cancer through gene therapy and immunotherapy.
  • Re-engineering patient’s immune cells to produce chimeric antigen receptors (CAR) that allow the cells to identify and hone in on cancer.
  • Developing an “off switch” within genes to reduce the potentially lethal side effects of treatment in patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).