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Matthew L. Freedman, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Associate Physician, Medical Oncology Service, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Contact Info

Matthew Freedman
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA, 02215
Mailstop: Dana, 710
Phone not available.


Claudia Steele
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Phone: 617-582-7646

DF/HCC Program Affiliation

Prostate Cancer
Cancer Genetics

Research Abstract

Many of the common risk alleles discovered to date in genome wide association scans are located in non-protein coding regions. A primary focus of our laboratory is to understand the gene or genes that these variants are acting through. We are adopting a variety of approaches and techniques to develop an approach that will inform our understanding of the functional consequences of risk alleles that are outside of protein coding regions. Another focus of the laboratory is to gain a deeper understanding of the link between the germline and tumor genomes.


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