Vid Leko

Vid Leko, M.D.

  • Center for Cancer Research
  • National Cancer Institute
Immune Deficiency Cellular Therapy Program


Dr. Leko is a Physician-Scientist Early Investigator whose research focuses on developing T cell-based therapies for patients suffering from myelodysplastic syndromes, acute myeloid leukemia and other cancers that are resistant to currently available therapies. 

Areas of Expertise

1) tumor immunology 2) cancer immunotherapy 3) tumor antigens 4) adoptive cell transfer 5) myelodysplastic syndromes 6) leukemia

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Selected Recent Publications

Identification of neoantigen-reactive T lymphocytes in the peripheral blood of a patient with glioblastoma

Leko V, Cafri G, Yossef R, Paria B, Hill V, Gurusamy D, Zheng Z, Gartner JJ, Prickett TD, Goff SL, Robbins P, Lu YC, Rosenberg SA.
J Immunother Cancer. 9(7): e002882, 2021. [ Journal Article ]

Identifying and Targeting Human Tumor Antigens for T Cell-Based Immunotherapy of Solid Tumors

Leko V, Rosenberg SA.
Cancer Cell. 38(4): 454-472, 2020. [ Journal Article ]

Identification of Neoantigen-Reactive Tumor-Infiltrating Lymphocytes in Primary Bladder Cancer

Leko V, McDuffie LA, Zheng Z, Gartner JJ, Prickett TD, Apolo AB, Agarwal PK, Rosenberg SA, Lu YC.
J Immunol. 202(12): 3458-3467, 2019. [ Journal Article ]

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