David M. Ashley PhD, FRACP, MBBS (Hons)

Duke University

Professor Ashley’s career in cancer research dates more than two decades. He is credentialed in both pediatric and adult neuro-oncology practice, and this has been the focus of his efforts in translational research and leadership. His peer-reviewed publication record is diverse and includes laboratory-based cancer research, clinical trials, as well as public-health and psycho-oncology research. His primary research focus is on the immunology, epigenetics, and genetics of brain tumors. His achievements in research have led to change in practice in the care of both children and adults with brain tumors. Ashley is highly regarded for his work, as evidenced by numerous awards and invitations to plenary sessions and symposia of international standing. He has been the principal investigator of a number of important national and international studies both clinical and pre-clinical. He is recognized as a senior figure and opinion leader in academic medicine nationally and internationally.

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