Professor, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Assistant Director of Immunotherapy Program, Lineberger email@example.com
Dr. Barbara Savoldo’s research is on T-cell therapy in the fight against cancer; T-Cell Therapy re-engineers a type of white blood cell called a T-cell, so that the cell can recognize and kills cancerous cells. This re-engineering inserts a gene into the T-cell using the ability of certain viruses to insert their genes into host cells.Dr. Savoldo’s research is primarily on Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, two types of cancer marked by uncontrolled growth of certain white blood cells. She plans to open trials for patients with leukemia. She would like to expand this study to include patients with solid tumors, like neuroblastoma and brain tumors.
In addition to her interest in the preclinical development of cancer immunotherapy approaches for hematological and solid tumors, Dr. Savoldo provide support in writing protocols, developing standard operating procedures and training T-cell processing staff operating in the facility in order to implement T-cell therapy clinical trials at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Dr. Savoldo is also the assistant director of the Lineberger Immunotherapy Program.
Open Clinical Trials
ALL, Immune System Diseases, Immunoproliferative Disorders