Clinically, Dr. Carson evaluates women with breast problems in his clinic at the Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center and performs surgery on women with breast cancer at the James Cancer Hospital. He works closely with specialists in radiology, pathology, radiation oncology and medical oncology to provide integrated and innovative care to his patients. In addition to his work with breast cancer patients, Dr. Carson develops phase one and two clinical trials for patients with advanced melanoma based on his lab findings that he conducts in collaboration with Drs. Jeter, Olencki and Kendra in the Division of Medical Oncology. These studies use immune-based treatments and targeted agents to destroy cancer cells in a more specific manner than standard chemotherapy.
Dr. Carson is the Ohio State institutional PI for the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), a group of 24 cancer centers that have joined together to develop guidelines for the care of cancer patients. Dr. Carson serves on the NCCN Melanoma Guidelines Panel for OSU. He is also currently vice-chair of the SWOG Melanoma Committee for Translational Medicine. SWOG, formerly known as the Southwest Oncology Group, is an important cancer clinical trials cooperative group. In this role, Dr. Carson works to develop and implement novel correlative laboratory studies for investigational studies.
In his role as an immunotherapy translational leader in the Translational Therapeutics program, Dr. Carson encourages and facilitates the development of novel immunotherapeutic clinical studies. Dr. Carson has a basic immunology laboratory and has extensive experience in the design, conduct and analysis of clinical trials that employ strategies to harness the immune response to cancer.
University of Southern California School of Medicine
University of California, Irvine
7/1/1987 - 7/1/1991
Specialties and conditions I treat
- Surgical Oncology
- Breast Cancer
- Triple Negative Breast Cancer
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Consulting and Related Relationships
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As of 03/28/17, Dr. Carson has reported no financial relationships with medical device, research and/or drug companies.