Stephen A. Bernard

Stephen A. Bernard, MD, is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member, Professor of Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill, and Co-Director of the Palliative Care Program.

Professor of Medicine
UNC-Chapel Hill
Clinical Research

Area of interest

My areas of interest are gastrointestinal cancer and palliative/supportive care, and the pharmacology of both antineoplastics and supportive care medications.

I am involved in developing a translational research program in supportive care. This will incorporate the genetics of pain and behaviors and correlate them with aspects of interventional supportive care such as the management of depression in cancer patients, alteration in pharmacokinetics of opioids, and alterations in taste due to anti-neoplastics and radiation.

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