Madhav V. Dhodapkar, MBBS

Arthur H. Bunker and Isabel Bunker Professor of Medicine (Hematology) and Professor of Immunobiology; Chief, Section of Hematology, Department of Internal Medicine; Clinical Research Program Leader, Hematology Program, Yale Cancer Center

Research Interests

Biology; Hematology; Immunity; Multiple Myeloma; Neoplasms by Histologic Type; Neoplasms, Plasma Cell

Research Organizations

Cancer Center, Yale: Cancer Immunology | Dhodapkar Lab


Immunobiology: HTI

National Gaucher Disease Treatment Center

Research Summary

We are interested in studying the biology of the human immune system and how it interacts with growing tumors in patients. We are particularly interested in understanding the tumor and host related factors underlying the transformation of preneoplastic monoclonal gammopathy to its malignant counterpart, multiple myeloma (MM). We are also studying the biology of how human dendritic cells regulate immune responses to different types of antigens. Our goal is to learn to harness the properties of the immune system to detect, prevent and treat cancer, with a particular focus on multiple myeloma.

Specialized Terms: Myeloma and related plasma cell disorders; Human immune system's interaction with growing tumors in patients; Preneoplastic monoclonal gammopathy and multiple myeloma, tumor and host related factors

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Contact Info

Madhav V. Dhodapkar, MBBS
Patient Care Location
Yale Cancer CenterYale-New Haven Hospital
20 York Street, Ste North Pavillion 7

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
PO Box 208028
333 Cedar Street, TMP 3

New Haven, CT 06520-8028