Gregory J. Aune, MD, PhD

UT Health Science Center San Antonio

Pre-clinical Evaluation of Anthracycline Equivalency

Dr. Gregory John Aune is a Stephanie Edlund Distinguished Professor in Pediatric Cancer Research. He earned his Ph.D. and M.D. from University of Texas Health Science Center. Personal and professional experiences in pediatric cancer fueled his interest in childhood cancer. He is a long-term survivor of Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

What is Dr. Aune currently researching?

Pre-clinical Evaluation of Anthracycline Equivalency: “Recent studies have linked cancer therapy with cardiac disease in adulthood. The overall goal of my research is to understand how pediatric cancer treatments damage the heart and develop new strategies to decrease heart disease in long-term cancer survivors of childhood cancer. My long-term career goal is to identify the mechanisms that cause cardiac disease in childhood cancer survivors.” – Dr. Aune

Protecting the Heart
View the illustration of Dr. Aune’s research by Rachel Ignotofsky

Awarded in partnership with Insomniac Cares.

Awarded in 2016, 2017