TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Newsmaker: Dr. Anette Duensing

Anette Duensing, 43, M.D. recently received funding from the GIST Cancer Research Fund — a patient-driven organization that funds research on gastrointestinal stromal tumors, or GISTs. This is the seventh year in a row that the research fund supports research in Duensing’s laboratory.
Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
 

Dr. Anette Duensing

Noteworthy: Duensing received funding from the GIST Cancer Research Fund — a patient-driven organization that funds research on gastrointestinal stromal tumors, or GISTs. This is the seventh consecutive year that the fund has supported research in Duensing's laboratory.

Age: 43

Residence: O'Hara

Family: Husband, Stefan

Occupation: Assistant professor of pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Background: In 2000, during her postdoctoral fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Duensing experienced firsthand the tumor remission of the first GIST patient treated with the therapy drug Gleevec. Since then, her research has focused on a better molecular understanding of the biology of GISTs and the mode of action of Gleevec. Duensing joined the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute in 2003.

Education: Medical degree from the University of Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany, in 1997

Quote: “This generous funding has allowed us to significantly expand our efforts identifying novel treatment options for GIST patients — in particular for patients whose tumors have become resistant to Gleevec over time.”

— Chris Togneri

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Allegheny

  1. Wheel separation incidents can prove deadly; NTSB doesn’t track them
  2. Hill District woman killed in crash on Birmingham Bridge
  3. Man found shot dead in Penn Hills
  4. Kent State provocation with ‘blood’ sweatshirt denied
  5. New Pittsburgh police chief gets familiar with surroundings on first day
  6. Unprepared law firms vulnerable to hackers
  7. Latest flu vaccines offer protection from 4 influenza strains instead of traditional 3
  8. Pennsylvania death row inmate asks federal judge for stay of execution
  9. Plum School District plans early dismissals on teacher paydays
  10. Newsmaker: Amanda Hartle
  11. Road salt business buoyed by fears of wicked winter
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.