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Date:May 26, 2012

Matteo Trucco, M.D.

Matteo Trucco, M.D.Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Section of Hematology-Oncology
Baylor College of Medicine

Phone 832-824-4588
Fax 832-825-4039
E-mail mmtrucco@txch.org

Dr. Matteo Trucco
1102 Bates Street, Suite 1570
Houston, TX 77030

Biography

Education

M.D., Temple University School of Medicine
Residency, Case Western Reserve University / Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital
Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University / National Cancer Institute

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics

Clinical Special Interests

Pediatric Sarcomas

Research

Dr. Matteo Trucco’s research interests include furthering our understanding of the biology of Pediatric Sarcomas to develop novel therapies for the treatment of these tumors. In particular, Dr. Trucco is studying the differences in how Ewing’s Sarcoma uses nutrients and energy, as compared to normal tissue, to identify therapeutic targets. By exploiting the differences in how Ewing’s Sarcoma uses nutrients, we can potentially starve the tumor while not impacting normal tissue. The ultimate goal of Dr. Trucco’s research is to translate these laboratory findings into viable treatment strategies and develop clinical trials to improve the survival of patients afflicted with Ewing’s Sarcoma and other tumors.

Dr. Matteo Trucco is a member of the Solid Tumor Programs and Bone Tumor Program.