01 April 2013


Investigator Profiles

C. Ola Landgren, M.D., Ph.D.

C. Ola Landgren, M.D., Ph. D.
Medical Oncology Branch and Affiliates
Head, Multiple Myeloma Section
Senior Investigator

National Cancer Institute
9000 Rockville Pike
Building 10, Room 13N240
Bethesda, MD 20892

Phone: 301-496-0670
Fax: 301-402-0172

Dr. Landgren received his M.D. in 1995 from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. Following clinical training as a hematology/internal medicine specialist physician, he earned a Ph.D. with a focus on diagnostics and prognostics in Hodgkin lymphoma in 2002 at Karolinska Institute. He then served as an attending physician at Karolinska and conducted clinical research on lymphoproliferative malignancies and related precursors. He came to the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) in 2004, where he served as an Investigator before he joined the Medical Oncology Branch.
Dr. Landgren's major research interests are in the treatment, causation, diagnostics and prognostics, and natural history of multiple myeloma and its precursor condition, monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS). He also studies related hematologic malignancies and their precursor states, including chronic lymphocytic leukemia and monoclonal B-cell lymphocytosis (MBL); Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia, and IgM MGUS, as well as myeloproliferative neoplasms. His research focuses on treatment-, host-, disease-, and immune-related factors in the pathway from precursor to full-blown malignancy and their relation to outcome.
Dr. Landgren's Clinical Trial(s):
NCI’s Center for Cancer Research (CCR) is currently conducting the following trial(s) for patients with MGUS, smoldering myeloma, and multiple myeloma. Click on the trial(s) below for additional details, including a summary of key eligibility criteria, study outline, and information on how to contact the study team directly.
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CC Grand Rounds: (1) Therapeutic Gene Delivery: Using Hematopoietic Stem Cells in Sickle Cell Disease (2) Multiple Myeloma and Its Precurser (MGUS): Looking into the Future
Speaker(s): John F. Tisdale, M.D., Senior Investigator, Molecular and Clinical Hematology Branch, NHLBI
Ola Landgren, M.D., Ph.D., Investigator, Medical Oncology Branch, Center for Cancer Research, NCI
April 16, 2010
60 minutes

Eradicating Multiple Myeloma
Speaker(s): C. Ola Landgren, M.D., Ph.D., Head, Multiple Myeloma Section, Medical Oncology Branch and Affiliates, NCI
September 15, 2010
3 minutes, 32 seconds

NIH Director's Seminar Series: Multiple Myeloma and its Precursor Disease: the Future is Already Here
Speaker(s): C. Ola Landgren, M.D., Ph.D. Head, Multiple Myeloma Section, Medical Oncology Branch and Affiliates, NCI
April 20, 2012
50 minutes

1 comment:

    "MGUS" no longer "benign".
    "smoldering myeloma" = active plasma cell cancer
    Similar to "adrenal incidentaloma", often anindication of CONN syndrome.