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5 Questions with Dr. Bruna Pellini

Dr. Bruna Pellini1. Define your title and briefly describe your role
I am an Assistant Member at the Department of Thoracic Oncology at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and an Assistant Professor at Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida. I am a medical oncologist specialized in the care of patients diagnosed with lung cancer. My research interest lies in developing clinical trials with novel therapeutics targeting genomic alterations in non-small cell lung cancer and studying liquid biopsies as a biomarker to monitor treatment response and molecular residual disease.

2. Why did you choose a career at Moffitt?
I chose a career at Moffitt because of the Department of Thoracic Oncology Leadership and Moffit’s stellar reputation and work environment.

3. Where do you find inspiration?
I find inspiration in my mentors, leaders in the field of oncology and patients’ journeys.

4. What are three words that best describe you and why?
Fun – I enjoy putting smiles on peoples’ faces
Driven – Task given; task completed
Personable – I am very outgoing and have a bubble personality

5. Describe a fun fact about yourself.

When I was 12 years old, I broke my right thumb while dancing a Britney Spears choreography.