Washington University School of Medicine
Jian L. Campian, MD, PhD., Associate Professor of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis. Dr. Campian's research focus is immunotherapy and new drug development in high grade gliomas. Dr. Campian and her colleagues have demonstrated that treatment-related lymphopenia is common, severe and long lasting in various solid tumors including glioblastoma, pancreatic cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, head and neck squamous carcinoma, rectal cancer, etc. More importantly, this treatment-related lymphopenia is associated with inferior survival and patients died from tumor progression not opportunistic infections. Thus, her research has been focused on how to correct treatment-related lymphopenia in patients with malignant brain tumors, with an ultimate goal to improve overall survival in this deadly disease.