Roland Walter, MD, PhD, MS

Associate Member, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington School of Public Health

Dr. Walter is currently an Associate Member in the Clinical Research Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology/Department of Medicine at the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine, and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the UW, School of Public Health. His research is focused on human acute leukemia, in particular acute myeloid leukemia (AML) but, more recently, also acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). He is particularly interested in the preclinical and early clinical development of novel antigen-directed immunotherapies for acute leukemia and the delineation of the mechanisms of action and resistance that are relevant for these agents. Many of these studies are aimed at optimizing the use of CD33-targeted immunotherapy. In clinical studies, Dr. Walter conducts trials testing novel treatments and innovative care approaches for acute leukemia patients. Furthermore, he has an interest in using large patient datasets to develop and improve diagnostic and prognostic tools in acute leukemia.


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