44325-Lu, Pei

Pei Lu, BMED

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Indiana Cancer Pavilion
535 Barnhill Dr., Suite 473

Indianapolis, IN 46202-5289


I was born in China and moved to Chicago for residency training after I graduated from medical school.  I have a Ragdoll cat and a Shiba Inu dog (the "Dogecoin" dog), and my biggest challenge in life now is to have them live peacefully together. Indy is a lovely, booming city. It is affordable and has a lot of nice restaurants. The one thing I love the most here is our patients. I've learned a lot from them. They've made me not just a better oncologist but a better human being.

Key Publications

Lu, P., Santa-Maria, C., Ballinger, T, Sheng, J. “Landmark Trials in the Medical Oncology Management of Metastatic Breast Cancer” Accepted by Seminars in Oncology in June 2021.

Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
  • Education
    2023 FEL Hematology/Oncology Fellowship, Indiana University School of Medicine
    2019 RES Internal Medicine Residency, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL
    2012 MMED Capital Medical University
    2010 BMED Capital Medical University
  • Research
    Exploring the effect of germline variants on tumor response to immune checkpoint inhibitors. 

    Exploring the genomic predictors for response to immunotherapy in patients with metastatic solid tumor.

    Exploring the association of tumor mutation burden with clinical characteristics and prognosis of post-solid-organ-transplant malignancy.
  • Professional Organizations
    American College of Physicians
    American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
    American Society of Hematology
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine
  • Clinical Interests
    My clinical interests are breast cancer and GI malignancies, especially women's care. In the future, I would like to focus on using tumor and host genome analysis to optimize personalized treatment.

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