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Cancer in Bone and Muscle

The rising burdens of musculoskeletal diseases include various types of cancer in bone. The Cancer in Bone and Muscle research team focuses on the interactions between bone and cancer, especially breast and prostate cancer as well as multiple myeloma. Additionally, these investigators are interested in understanding the interaction of bone cancers to muscle cachexia and vice-versa.

Team Leaders

Theresa A. Guise, MD

Theresa A. Guise, MD

Jerry W. and Peggy S. Throgmartin Professor of Oncology
G. David D. Roodman, MD, PhD

G. David D. Roodman, MD, PhD

Kenneth Wiseman Professor of Medicine

Faculty Investigators

Teresita M. Bellido, PhD

Teresita M. Bellido, PhD

Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Andrea Bonetto, PhD

Andrea Bonetto, PhD

Assistant Professor of Surgery
John M. Chirgwin, PhD

John M. Chirgwin, PhD

Professor of Medicine
Jesus Delgado-Calle, PhD

Jesus Delgado-Calle, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Medicine
Melissa A. Kacena, PhD

Melissa A. Kacena, PhD

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Patrick J. Loehrer, MD

Patrick J. Loehrer, MD

Distinguished Professor
Khalid S. Mohammad, MD, PhD

Khalid S. Mohammad, MD, PhD

Senior Research Professor of Medicine
Lilian I. Plotkin, PhD

Lilian I. Plotkin, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Uma Sankar, PhD

Uma Sankar, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Attaya Suvannasankha, MD

Attaya Suvannasankha, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Trupti Trivedi, PhD

Trupti Trivedi, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow in Medicine
William C. Thompson, DO

William C. Thompson, DO

Volunteer Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Medical Sciences Program
Teresa A. Zimmers, PhD

Teresa A. Zimmers, PhD

Associate Professor of Surgery