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

Co-Principal Investigator

Dr. Ashley is a professor in the Departments of Neurosurgery, Pediatrics, Medicine, and Pathology at Duke University. His career in cancer research dates more than two decades. 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. Dr. 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. Dr. Ashley was appointed Director of The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke in 2018.

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