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Niharika Bansal Mettu

Associate Professor of Medicine
Medicine, Medical Oncology
DUMC 3505, Durham, NC 27710
10 Bryan Searle Drive, Seeley G. Mudd Bldg, Room 433, Durham, NC 27710


My long-term goal is to develop new therapies to treat patients with gastrointestinal and other solid tumors. To accomplish this, I am active in designing, writing, and running phase I and II clinical trials. I am also interested in the correlative science that furthers our understanding of cancer at a molecular level. I am interested in the identification of biomarkers, which are characteristics of a given patient's tumor that may help us to understand his or her prognosis or how well he or she may respond to a given therapy. The overall objective of this research is to use the knowledge gained to personalize care and find the very best therapies that will enable our patients to fight their cancer.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor of Medicine · 2023 - Present Medicine, Medical Oncology, Medicine
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute · 2017 - Present Duke Cancer Institute, Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

Duke University, School of Medicine · 2008 M.D.
Duke University · 2007 Ph.D.