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Clinical Research

Duke is a leader in research for clinical and laboratory investigations that propel the practice of medicine forward. An important component of this success is the scientific work performed at Duke University Medical Center.

Duke Surgical Oncology is involved in research that aims to:

  • Improve understanding of how cancer drugs work and develop better, more effective therapies.
  • Create screening tools that identify cancer earlier.
  • Advance surgical therapies used to treat cancers of all types.