Meet Dr. Dubois

Experimental Therapeutics Director, Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School

Hospital:  Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

Specialty:  Pediatric Oncology

Research Project funded by Cookies for Kids’ Cancer: Phase 1 trial of ALRN-6924

Tell us in layman’s terms, what is the purpose of your research project:
The goal of this study is to evaluate the safety and tolerability of a new drug that blocks two proteins called MDM2 and MDMX in cancer cells. 

What message would you like to share with our donors
Thank you for all you do to support our research!

Tell us a little about yourself, Steven! Where are you from? 
Coventry, RI

Why did you want to get into pediatric cancer research?
I was drawn to pediatric oncology for two reasons.  First, the connection that we have with our patients and families is like no other specialty I saw during my training.  Second, the tremendous opportunities for making advances through clinical trials was incredibly appealing. 

Do you have children?
None

Are you a dog or cat person? 
Dog

What do you like to do when you’re not in the lab? 
Hike, kayak, cook, travel, watch movies

Dr. Dubois taking a cooking class.

Dr. Dubois taking a cooking class.

 

What’s your favorite piece of lab equipment and why?

I run clinical trials, so my favorite lab equipment is a stethoscope!!!

What’s your favorite cookie?
Chocolate chip!