Charu Aggarwal, MD, MPH, GRACE Faculty

Charu Aggarwal, MD, MPH
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
PA
Specialties
Leslye Heisler Assistant Professor of Medicine in Hematology-Oncology

Dr. Aggarwal is the Leslye Heisler Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Hematology-Oncology Division at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. She is an active member of the Abramson Cancer Center (ACC) where she serves as Physician Leader for the clinical research program for Airways Malignancies. 

Dr. Aggarwal specializes in the management of patients with lung and head and neck cancer, with a specific and clinical research focus on the development of novel immunotherapeutic approaches, and the discovery and application of biomarkers to guide therapy and monitor treatment. She serves as the local and national principle investigator for multiple clinical trials focusing on the development of “targeted” immunotherapeutic approaches including cellular therapy and CAR-T for solid tumors. Dr. Aggarwal has led the development of a DNA plasmid-based HPV specific immunotherapy for HPV associated head and neck cancers. She is actively involved in evaluating the role of plasma-based NGS in the management of patients with metastatic lung cancer.

She has extensive experience in the planning, design, and execution of clinical trials, is an active member of ECOG, and has served as a national sub-study chair for SWOG-NCI’s LUNG-MAP. She has served on the Annual Meeting Scientific Program Committee of American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), ASCO Education Committee, NCI- Head, and Neck Metastatic Task Force Steering Committee and ACC’s Data Safety and Monitoring Committee. Dr. Aggarwal’s ultimate goal as a clinical and translational investigator is to perform patient-centered, scientifically relevant novel immunotherapy clinical trials that will make a tangible impact and advance our understanding of immunotherapy in patients with Lung and Head and Neck Cancer.

 

For more information about Dr. Aggarwal, please visit https://www.med.upenn.edu/apps/faculty/index.php/g275/p8478461

Conflict of Interest

None

For this new addition to the GRACE Lung Cancer Video Library, Dr. Charu Aggarwal joins GRACE to discuss current updates in non small cell lung cancer.

In this video, Dr. Aggarwal discusses updated information on the utility of liquid biopsies. 

 

To join the conversation, visit https://cancergrace.org/forum.

 

 

For this new addition to the GRACE Lung Cancer Video Library, Dr. Charu Aggarwal joins GRACE to discuss current updates in non small cell lung cancer.

In this video, Dr. Aggarwal discusses updated information on the current status of tumor mutational burden, or TMB.

 

To join the conversation, visit https://cancergrace.org/forum.

 

 

Forum Discussions

Original post date: 2022-02-21

Hi all -- share your cancer journey here and connect with others.  Cancer.gov has a good general description of Cholangiocarcinoma.  This rare disease has support information and programs that can be

Last Activity: Mon, 02/21/2022 - 11:15
Original post date: 2022-02-04

Keep your eye out for new Head and Neck information soon! 

Last Activity: Sat, 02/05/2022 - 12:12
Original post date: 2022-02-01

Gallbladder Cancer is a rare disease in which malignant cells form in the tissues of the gallbladder.  Bile duct cancer or cholangiocarcinoma is a rare disease in which malignant cells form in the

Last Activity: Tue, 02/01/2022 - 16:16
Original post date: 2021-11-24

The happiest of Thanksgiving to everyone! Thank you for being a part of GRACE!

Image
Happy Thanksgiving!
Last Activity: Thu, 12/02/2021 - 15:33
Original post date: 2021-01-07
The research team at Tulane University is conducting an online survey of individuals with cancer. 

GRACE has been asked to share information about an anonymous one-time online research study about

Last Activity: Thu, 01/07/2021 - 15:55

Comments

Post Date: 2022-04-12

You may find our clinical trial page helpful, also.  https://cancergrace.org/find-clinical-trials.  

Post Date: 2022-02-04

Keep your eye out for new Head and Neck information soon! 


This comment has been promoted to its

Post Date: 2021-12-02

Janine I am so happy to hear things like this. What you can or feel comfortable sharing, know that

Post Date: 2021-07-19

Hi all!  

The 2021 Targeted Therapies Patient Forum is now available ON Demand!  

Click below to