Rochester, Minnesota Clinical Profile


The research interests of Svetomir N. Markovic, M.D., Ph.D., center on translational immunotherapeutics of cancer focused on malignant melanoma and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. This work includes development and clinical testing of cancer vaccines, immune-boosting agents, novel agents that reconstitute immunity in patients with cancer, and combination therapy directed at enhancing anti-tumor immune responses.

Focus areas

  • Discovery of biological processes that are utilized by cancers to overcome anti-tumor immunity in humans
  • Discovery and translation into clinical studies of novel agents that favor anti-tumor immunity in patients with melanoma and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • Understanding ways to integrate different modes of cancer therapy into comprehensive treatment strategies yielding significant improvements in patient outcomes

Significance to patient care

All of Dr. Markovic's research activities are centered on the principle of developing more effective and less toxic therapies for advanced cancers such as melanoma and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Professional highlights

  • Charles F. Mathy Professor of Melanoma Research, 2009


Primary Appointment

  1. Consultant, Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Oncology

Joint Appointment

  1. Consultant, Department of Immunology
  2. Consultant, Division of Hematology, Department of Internal Medicine

Academic Rank

  1. Professor of Medicine
  2. Professor of Oncology


  1. Fellow - Department of Internal Medicine; Division of Hematology, Department of Oncology Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. Resident - Internal Medicine Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. MD Medical College of Pennsylvania
  4. Fellow - Part-time Post-doctoral; Microbiology/Immunology, Pharmacology Medical College of Pennsylvania
  5. PhD - Department of Microbiology/Immunology Medical College of Pennsylvania
  6. Medical School University of Pennsylvania
  7. Medical School University Kiril and Metodi School of Medicine

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