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Sandro da Rocha, Ph.D.

Massey Cancer Center research program membership

Developmental Therapeutics

Department affiliations

Professor, Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering, College of Engineering
Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy

Education

PhD, The University of Texas at Austin (2000)
MS, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil (1995)

Research description

Our group focuses on the treatment of lung cancers. We seek to develop novel combination therapies that include nanomedicines, immunotherapy, and chemotherapy with the goal of improving qualify of life and rates of survival for lung cancer patients. We employ innovative polymer chemistry and perform in vitro and in vivo clinical studies to test our formulations.

Disease focus of research

Breast, Respiratory/lung, Sarcoma

Research keywords

Cancer therapy resistance,Cancer therapy toxicities,Immunotherapy,Metastasis,Tumor microenvironment

Published research (during tenure as a Massey Cancer Center member)

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Contact information

Email: srdarocha@vcu.edu