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Kenneth C. Anderson, MD

Kraft Family Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Physician, Oncology, Brigham And Women's Hospital

Medical Director, Kraft Family Blood Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Contact Info

Kenneth Anderson
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA, 02215
Mailstop: Mayer 586
Phone: 617-632-2144
Fax: 617-632-2569


Lisa Popitz
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
44 Binney Street
Boston, MA, 02115
Phone: 617-632-2144

DF/HCC Program Affiliation

Lymphoma and Myeloma, Co-Leader

DF/HCC Associations

Member, Center Scientific Council
Principal Investigator, Myeloma SPORE

Research Abstract

Our laboratory efforts focus on translational research in multiple myeloma. We characterize factors in the marrow microenvironment which allow tumor cell homing, growth and resistance to apoptosis in the marrow millieu in order to devise therapies which interrupt these processes. We are delineating signaling cascades mediating growth, death, and resistance to apoptosis in myeloma cells in order to devise novel treatment strategies which interrupt growth, trigger apoptosis, and overcome drug resistance. Finally, our efforts are directed to delinate mechanisms for enhancing allogeneic and autologous immunity to myeloma cells in order to derive related novel vaccincation and adoptive immunotherapy treatments.


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