Basic and Translational Research

Daily basic research activities in the Duke Department of Urology cover a range of specialty areas within the field of urology.
  • Kidney Cancer: Kidney cancer research at Duke places an emphasis on translational programs that can have direct consequences on improving patient care and surgical therapy.

  • Pediatric Urology: Our goals include increasing our knowledge concerning urinary tract infections in patients with neurogenic bladder and develop non-antibiotic therapy to prevent or attenuate urinary infections in this population.

  • Prostate Cancer: Duke Urology translational teams are committed to discovering and improving upon therapies and outcomes for men with prostate cancer.

  • Urinary Dysfunction: The Duke University Urinary Dysfunction Laboratory focuses on projects that have direct relevance to disorders that are regularly encountered by practicing urologists in the clinic.

  • Reconstructive Urology and Genitourinary Cancer Survivorship: Our group conducts active projects on health services research for these populations, outcomes research based on large databases, and basic sciences research with emphasis on modalities to prevent long-term sequelae of cancer treatment such as radiation therapy.