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Johann Brandes, MD, PhD FccP

Brandes photo Department Hematology and Medical Oncology  
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Titles Assistant Professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine
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Research Focus Dr. Brandes' research interests are in targeted lung cancer therapy. Recent research suggests that subtle alterations of DNA, known as methylation, in lung cancer cells can predict cases in which these drugs will be particularly effective. Methylation tends to turn genes off. If a particular gene that helps cells overcome DNA damage is turned off, those cells may be more sensitive to chemotherapy. Dr. Brandes and his team examine tumor samples for their methylation status on two genes that may influence response rates to platinum-based and taxane family drugs. He also plans to look for other genes that may predict whether a tumor will respond to chemotherapy.
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Memberships Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics Research Program
Awards In addition to federal funding for his research, Dr. Brandes has earned grant funding from The Chest Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American College of Chest Physicians, and Uniting Against Lung Cancer/New York in collaboration with the Lungevity Foundation.
Cancers Treated Lung Cancer

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