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Brenton Mar, MD, PhD

Brenton Mar MD, PhD
Research Center:
Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
Medicine Research
Hematology/Oncology Research
Hospital Title:
Attending Physician
Academic Title:
Instructor, Harvard Medical School

Research Overview:

Dr. Mar is instructor in the division of pediatric hematology/oncology at Boston Children’s Hospital and Dana Farber, where he spends 20 percent of his time in clinic, and the remainder working in lab. He studies the genetics of acute leukemia with a particular focus on the involvement of epigenetic factors in leukemia. He's using next generation sequencing of clinical samples to identify recurrent somatic mutations in acute leukemia, and use mouse models to study the biology of these mutations and their importance in leukemia.

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Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center is one of the top research centers in the world for pediatric cancers and blood diseases. It brings together laboratory scientists and clinical researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children’s Hospital in a single program. We investigate pediatric cancers and non-malignant blood disorders from every angle—from examining cells under the microscope to tracking the effectiveness of current drug regimens using the most advanced molecular methods—so that we can create better treatments for children seen here and around the world.

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