Angeles Alvarez Secord
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

My primary research interest has focused on on novel therapeutics, biomarkers and clinical trial development for ovarian and endometrial cancer. My fundamental goal is to develop a strong translational research program at Duke University in the Gynecologic Oncology Division, where knowledge we glean from our basic science research can be incorporated into our clinical trial program. Specifically, my focus is on biologic therapy and molecular biomarkers to direct therapy in patients with ovarian and endometrial cancers to determine if a strategy that incorporates both clinical and genomic information can improve clinical outcome, minimize unnecessary toxicity, and impact positively on quality of life.

In addition I am interested in robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery for women with endometrial, ovarian and cervical cancers, as well as for benign gynecologic conditions.

Current Research Interests

My research interests include innovative clinical trial design, development of novel targeted therapies for personalized medicine, identification of biomarkers to direct anti-neoplastic therapy, and the incorporation of patient-reported outcomes in clinical trials. She has studied the regulation of angiogenesis in ovarian cancer for approximately 20 years and has recently extended our research to include the immunophenotype of the tumor microenvironment.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Contact Information

  • 25172 Morris Bldg, Durham, NC 27710
  • Box 3079 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710

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