Ajay K. Gopal, MD
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
University of Washington School of Medicine
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, novel low toxicity therapies
Why is research important to you?
Specialties and clinical expertise
The branch of medicine a provider practices and their areas of focus
I am a medical oncologist who specializes in lymphomas and other cancers of the blood. I also serve as the director of clinical research for hematology malignancies at SCCA. My research focuses on three main areas. The first is novel targeted therapies for lymphomas, such as radioimmunotherapy for use in stem cell transplants. The second area is low-toxicity therapies such as fenretinide; a synthetic derivative of vitamin A, fenretinide could be helpful for patients who have slow-growing lymphomas. My third area of investigation is curative therapies for older adults with lymphoma. Across these research topics, I have authored more than 100 scientific papers. I have also been a presenter at the annual conference of the American Society of Hematology.
What do you want patients to know about working with you?
Duke University Medical Center, Internal Medicine
University of Washington, Hematology-Oncology
Medical Oncology, 2000, American Board of Internal Medicine