Danh Truong, PhD


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

Dr. Danh Truong is a member of the SARC Discovery/Translation Committee as a 2023 SARC Career Development program award recipient.

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

Dr. Truong joined Dr. Joseph Ludwig’s lab at MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC) as a postdoctoral fellow in 2019 to study differentiation and cell fate in sarcoma. In 2023, he obtained a research faculty appointment as an Instructor at MDACC (Dept of Sarcoma Medical Oncology, Division of Cancer Medicine). His current research focus is utilizing multiomic approaches to study the biology and tumor microenvironment of various sarcomas. Dr. Truong’s SARC Career Development project explores androgen receptor (AR) and PI3K/Akt/mTOR roles in desmoplastic small round cell tumors (DSRCT), namely their roles as drug targets and in neuroendocrine differentiation.

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