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.