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Barbara Pro, MD

Contact Dr. Pro

925 Chestnut Street
Suite 420A
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 955-8874

Medical School

University of Rome, Italy - 1988

Residency

Mount Sinai Medical Center, NY

Fellowship

MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Hospital Appointment

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

University Appointment

Professor of Medical Oncology

Research & Clinical Interests

My laboratory research program focuses on the treatment of patients with lymphomas, including Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.  I have played a major role in clinical trials for the application of targeted therapeutic agents in lymphoma, with one recent study demonstrating efficacy of the mTOR inhibitor temsirolimus in specific forms of non-mantle cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.  We are also interested in hepatosplenic gamma-delta T-cell lymphoma, a rare peripheral T cell lymphoma that does not respond to standard antracycline-containing chemotherapy: our work is helping to define the clinical features of patients with better versus poorer clinical prognosis.  One of our important goals in clinical research is to develop effective new combination therapies in conjunction with the creation of efficient scoring systems for patient prognosis, to maximize the response of each patient to treatment.