Disease Aligned Research Teams

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The Disease Aligned Research Teams (DARTs) at Yale Cancer Center promote translational research at Smilow Cancer Hospital through scientific discovery, testing new discoveries in our clinics and, ultimately, turning new innovations into viable disease-specific therapeutics. The Yale Cancer Center DART leaders and Research Program leaders collaborate to ensure all research opportunities are well coordinated and cooperative translational research is a priority for all Yale Cancer Center members.

Goals of the DARTs:
  1. To improve integration of our clinical and research programs
  2. To increase the number of IITs that have a Yale translational research component
  3. To increase peer review of clinical projects
  4. To enable basic scientists to become experts in clinical issues and paradigms
  5. To build clinical/basic science teams to move toward team science and funding

DART Leaders

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Brain Tumor: Antonio Omuro, MD
Kerin Adelson
Breast Cancer: Kerin Adelson (Interim)
Endocrine Cancers: Tobias Carling
Jill Lacy

Gastrointestinal Cancers: Jill Lacy

Jeremy Kortmansky
Gastrointestinal Cancers: Jeremy Kortmansky

Gynecologic Oncology: Alessandro Santin


Head & Neck Cancers: Barbara Burtness

Steven Gore

Hematology: Steven Gore


Melanoma: Mario Sznol


Pediatric Hematology & Oncology: Gary Kupfer


Phase I: Patricia LoRusso


Prostate & Urologic Cancers: Daniel Petrylak


Sarcoma: Dieter Lindskog

Therapeutic Radiology: Roy Decker

Thoracic Oncology: Roy Herbst