Mustafa Khasraw
Professor of Neurosurgery

I am a medical oncologist, neuro-oncologist, tenured professor of medicine and neurooncology, and Deputy Director of the Center for Cancer Immunotherapy, Duke Cancer Institute, where we are tasked to speed up clinical research and translation for scientists across all departments and all tumor types at Duke, who have made discoveries that show promise for developing new immunotherapies.

I am leading clinical and translational programs with laboratory collaborations with an interest in innovative trials designed to improve the outcome of patients with cancers of the CNS. 

I serve as an advisor and grant reviewer for several non-profits and patient advocacy groups. I am a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and an Elected Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (UK). 

Current Research Interests

My primary focus is to develop innovative trials using immune and targeted therapies and partner biomarkers, mainly in central nervous system tumors. Still, I have also published findings across multiple domains and in a diverse range of rare and underserved cancers such as neuroendocrine carcinomas and triple-negative breast cancer. My recent clinical trials are mainly focused on personalized immunotherapies that urgently need reliable and robust biomarkers. My research is at an interface between innovative clinical trials and translational research in the early phases of drug development.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

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