SARC is thrilled to announce our newest Career Development Awardee Danh Truong, PhD (Postdoctoral Fellow, Sarcoma Medical Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center). You can read more about SARC’s CDA program here.

Dr. Truong received his PhD in Biomedical Engineering at Arizona State University in 2018. His central focus was developing bioengineered models to recapitulate tumor-stromal interactions and study the effect of cancer-associated fibroblasts on cancer cell invasion.

Dr. Truong joined the lab of Dr. Joseph Ludwig at MD Anderson Cancer Center as a
Postdoctoral Fellow in 2019 to study differentiation and cell fate in sarcoma. He
leveraged his bioengineering and computational biology background to model
differentiation and identify differentiation states in varying sarcoma subtypes. His current
focus is studying desmoplastic small round cell tumors (DSRCT) and understanding
epithelial and neuroendocrine differentiation. With the SARC Career Development
Award, Dr. Truong aims to assess therapeutically targeting the androgen receptor (AR)
and the PI3K/Akt/mTOR pathways and their possible role in neuroendocrine

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