About Barbara Savoldo, MD, PhD
Specialties and Subspecialties
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Procedures and Research
Gene therapy and immunotherapy. I am part of the Immunotherapy Group which is working on implementing new therapeutic approaches for pediatric tumors. Specifically, the Immunotherapy Group is currently conducting research in pediatric subjects with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) through a Phase I clinical trial using genetically-modified T-cells. Additionally, my reasarch group is exploring the preclinical development of engineered T-cells for treatment of neuroblastoma. Further assessment of the safety and improved efficacy of this neuroblastoma treatment approach will be conducted in a Phase I clinical trial for children with relapsed/refractory neuroblastoma.
Special Interests

Chimeric antigen receptors.

Provider Details
Provider Type | Researcher
Gender | Female
UNC Hospitals- N.C. Children's Hospital
UNC Hospitals
UNC Hospitals- N.C. Cancer Hospital
Languages Spoken
Departments and Divisions
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Hematology-Oncology
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Education and Experience
Medical School
University of Parma, 1989 - 1995
University of Parma, 1995 - 1999
Area: Hematology
Baylor College of Medicine, 2009
Area: Clinical Scientist Training
Postdoctoral Fellowship
Duke University, 2009
Area: Translational Research
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