Danh Truong, PhD


Danh Truong
Sarcoma Medical Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

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 is an Instructor in the Department of Sarcoma Medical Oncology, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX. Dr. Truong previously had joined the lab of Dr. Joseph Ludwig at MDACC 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 differentiation.

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