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Rebecca A Previs, MD

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Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Campus Mail: Division of Gynecologic Oncology, DUMC Box 3079, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 684-8111

Education and Training

  • M.D., University of Virginia School of Medicine, 2009


Research interests include early phase clinical trials, novel therapeutics, the microenvironment, and personalized medicine.  I am working on translating what we learn at the laboratory bench into better therapies for our patients.  I am interested in gaining a better understanding of the immune microenvironment to determine how cancer cells evade discovery by our own immune systems.


Siamakpour-Reihani, Sharareh, Lauren Patterson Cobb, Chen Jiang, Dadong Zhang, Rebecca A. Previs, Kouros Owzar, Andrew B. Nixon, and Angeles Alvarez Secord. “Differential expression of immune related genes in high-grade ovarian serous carcinoma.” Gynecol Oncol 156, no. 3 (March 2020): 662–68.

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Previs, Rebecca A. “Becoming a surgeon-scientist: my transition from fellowship to faculty.” Clin Adv Hematol Oncol 17, no. 12 (December 2019): 677–78.


Armbruster, Shannon D., Rebecca Previs, Pamela T. Soliman, Shannon N. Westin, Bryan Fellman, Anuja Jhingran, and Nicole D. Fleming. “Clinicopathologic features and treatment in patients with early stage uterine clear cell carcinoma: A 16-year experience.” Gynecol Oncol 154, no. 2 (August 2019): 328–32.

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Berger, Miles, Deborah Oyeyemi, Mobolaji O. Olurinde, Heather E. Whitson, Kent J. Weinhold, Marty G. Woldorff, Lewis A. Lipsitz, et al. “The INTUIT Study: Investigating Neuroinflammation Underlying Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction.” J Am Geriatr Soc 67, no. 4 (April 2019): 794–98.

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Davidson, Brittany A., Gloria Broadwater, Aleia Crim, Robert Boccacio, Kristin Bixel, Floor Backes, Rebecca A. Previs, et al. “Surgical complexity score and role of laparoscopy in women with advanced ovarian cancer treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy.” Gynecol Oncol 152, no. 3 (March 2019): 554–59.

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Kurnit, Katherine C., Rebecca A. Previs, Pamela T. Soliman, Shannon N. Westin, Ann H. Klopp, Bryan M. Fellman, Karen H. Lu, Lois M. Ramondetta, and Nicole D. Fleming. “Prognostic factors impacting survival in early stage uterine carcinosarcoma.” Gynecol Oncol 152, no. 1 (January 2019): 31–37.

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Allen, Julie K., Guillermo N. Armaiz-Pena, Archana S. Nagaraja, Nouara C. Sadaoui, Tatiana Ortiz, Robert Dood, Merve Ozcan, et al. “Sustained Adrenergic Signaling Promotes Intratumoral Innervation through BDNF Induction.” Cancer Res 78, no. 12 (June 15, 2018): 3233–42.

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Huang, Yan, Wei Hu, Jie Huang, Fangrong Shen, Yunjie Sun, Cristina Ivan, Sunila Pradeep, et al. “Inhibiting Nuclear Phospho-Progesterone Receptor Enhances Antitumor Activity of Onapristone in Uterine Cancer.” Mol Cancer Ther 17, no. 2 (February 2018): 464–73.

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