Location

Rochester, Minnesota

Contact

Kwon.Eugene@mayo.edu Clinical Profile

Summary

Research in the Kwon Lab focuses on methods to evoke a potent immune response to treat relatively advanced forms of malignancy. Specific areas of research pertain to the preclinical and clinical use of novel vaccines and antibodies to activate antitumoral T cells; the use of hormone manipulations to boost or rebuild host immunity; the treatment of patients with immunotherapy in order to induce clinical tumor regression. A special emphasis is placed on developing highly state-of-the-art immunotherapies to be tested in clinical phase I or II trials to treat patients with prostate, kidney or bladder cancer. Research in the Kwon Lab is supported by a DOD NI Award (PC 991568), DOD IDEA Award (PC020574), NCI/NIH R01 (CA82185), a CaPCure Award and a new DOD-sponsored multi-center Phase II Trial Award (DAMD 17-02-1-0245 & DAMD 17-02-1-0245S1) entitled "A phase II immunotherapeutic trial; combined androgen ablative therapy and CTLA-4 blockade as a treatment for advanced prostate cancer".

Recent Publications

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Professional Details

Primary Appointment

  1. Urology

Joint Appointment

  1. Immunology

Academic Rank

  1. Professor of Immunology
  2. Professor of Urology

Education

  1. Post Doctoral Fellowship - National Research Service Award Laboratory of Kidney & Electrolyte Metabolism, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health
  2. Chief Resident - Urology University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  3. Resident - Urology University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  4. Research Fellowship - Urology and Internal Medicine University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  5. Clinical Fellowship - Clinical Oncology Fellow American Cancer Society, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  6. Resident - General Surgery University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  7. MD Rush Medical College
  8. BA - Chemistry Grinnell College
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