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BiographyMark R. Albertini received his MD from the University of Vermont and did his residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Following his residency, he completed two years of postdoctoral fellowship training in Tumor Immunology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He subsequently completed fellowships in Medical Oncology and Biotherapy at the UW Comprehensive Cancer Center. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology. He was appointed Assistant Professor in July 1, 1993 and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure on July 1, 1999.
Dr. Albertini's research efforts are focused on melanoma and the development of immunotherapeutic approaches to this disease. The overall goal of his translational melanoma research program is to provide an understanding of the immunobiology of human malignant melanoma as a means to develop an effective immunotherapy for patients with this disease. This goal is pursued with clinical and laboratory studies involving patients receiving novel immunotherapies and with preclinical model systems to direct subsequent studies.
Dr. Albertini established the University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center Comprehensive Melanoma Clinic in September of 1994. The goals of this clinic are 1) to provide comprehensive and innovative treatment approaches for patients with melanoma; 2) to provide a mechanism for coordination of clinical and laboratory research in the field of melanoma for advanced disease, adjuvant studies, and high risk lesions; and 3) to provide optimal patient care and coordination of services. Dr. Albertini is actively involved in protocol development of immunotherapy protocols for patients with melanoma. He has been protocol chairman for studies investigating chemotherapy, cytokines, monoclonal antibodies, immunocytokines, and DNA vaccines. He directs a laboratory research program that is investigating DNA vaccines as a potential treatment to bring to the clinic.
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