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Basic and Translational Research

Daily basic research activities in the Duke Division of Urology cover a range of specialty areas within the field of urology.

  • Bladder Cancer: Our laboratory is interested in understanding the immunology of urothelial carcinomas and is examining how these tumors may be manipulating the immune system into a state of paralysis.
  • Kidney Cancer: Kidney cancer research at Duke places an emphasis on translational programs that can have direct consequences on improving patient care and surgical therapy.
  • Pediatric Urology: Our goals include increasing our knowledge concerning urinary tract infections in patients with neurogenic bladder and develop non-antibiotic therapy to prevent or attenuate urinary infections in this population.
  • Prostate Cancer: Duke Urology translational teams are committed to discovering and improving upon therapies and outcomes for men with prostate cancer.
  • Urinary Dysfunction: The Duke University Urinary Dysfunction Laboratory focuses on projects that have direct relevance to disorders that are regularly encountered by practicing urologists in the clinic.