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.
Reconstructive Urology and Genitourinary Cancer Survivorship: Our group conducts active projects on health services research for these populations, outcomes research based on large databases, and basic sciences research with emphasis on modalities to prevent long-term sequelae of cancer treatment such as radiation therapy.