Dr. Brent Hanks, MD, PhD

Duke University Medical Center

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Duke University Medical Center


Brent Hanks, M.D., Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine and Division of Medical Oncology at Duke University with a dual appointment with the Duke Cancer Institute.   Dr. Hanks completed his medical degree along with a Ph.D. in tumor immunology while in the Medical Scientist Training Program at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Hanks went on to complete his internal medicine residency training and his hematology and oncology fellowship training at Duke University.   He now manages a NIH-funded basic and translational research lab focusing on understanding biochemical mechanisms of tumor-mediated immune evasion and immunotherapy resistance in cancer.  He also sees patients with advanced skin cancers including melanoma and Merkel cell carcinoma.