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Dr. Jarushka Naidoo

2019 LCFA/IASLC/BMS Young Investigator

Dr. Jarushka Naidoo is an Assistant Professor of Oncology at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University in the Thoracic Oncology division, and the Bloomberg-Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy. She is a clinical/translational investigator, specializing in immunotherapy for lung cancer, and immune-related toxicity. Dr. Naidoo’s research focus is on identifying novel biomarkers of response and toxicity to immunotherapy, and specifically for patients with lung cancer.

Dr. Naidoo’s LCFA Funded Project

Dr. Naidoo’s project for the LCFA/IASLC/BMS Young Investigator grant in immuno-oncology, aims to identify whether a patient’s gut microbiome is implicated in their ability to derive benefit, or develop toxicity, from anti-PD-1/PD-L1 immunotherapy in lung cancer.