"Fingerprinting" Your Cancer

John Sampson, MD, PhD, MBA, MHSc, chair of the Department of Neurosurgery, discusses how the Duke Cancer Institute is studying DNA and genetics with the goal of creating each individual's unique cancer "fingerprint" to offer targeted therapies. Dr. Sampson is the Robert H. Wilkins and Gloria Wilkins Professor of Neurosurgery. This professorship was given by Michael I. Wilkins and Sheila M. Duignan in honor of his parents, Robert and Gloria. Robert H. Wilkins, MD, completed an internship and neurosurgical residency at Duke, and was chief of the Division of Neurosurgery from 1976 to 1996. He was founding editor of the journal Neurosurgery and served on numerous national professional boards.

October 16, 2018