Mesothelioma Research | Science Advisory Board | Robert A. Kratzke, MD

The Meso Foundation’s Science Advisory Board works to raise the level of mesothelioma research around the globe. Additionally, we hope to act as a resource for mesothelioma patients and families. The end goal being that we help people with mesothelioma and work toward improving treatment.

Among those on our board of mesothelioma and asbestos research experts is Robert A. Kratzke.

Meet Robert A. Kratzke, MD

Mesothelioma Research Experts: Robert A. Kratzke, MD

Dr. Kratzke is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School in the Section of Hematology, Oncology, and Transplantation. In 2004, Dr. Kratzke was established as the first holder of the John Skoglund Chair in Lung Cancer Studies at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Kratzke’s mesothelioma research has centered around molecular abnormalities in lung cancer and mesothelioma, focusing primarily on cell cycle regulator genes and their loss of function in cancer. He has studied gene replacement therapy for mesothelioma using murine models resulting in curative treatment in the animal model. Dr. Kratzke has been an invited speaker on mesothelioma at International Mesothelioma Interest Group biennial meetings, as well as the biennial meetings of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer.

Contact Info for Robert A. Kratzke, MD
University of Minnesota Medical School
MMC 480, 420 Delaware St, SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455


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