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Giulio Francia

 
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Giulio Francia
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Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences - Border Biomedical Research Center (BBRC) - Biology, Biomedicine

I began my career as a PhD student at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (ICRF) in London, UK, which has since evolved into Cancer UK. I chose to study the process of tumor spread, or metastasis, which had fascinated me as an undergraduate, and I began by seeking for new genes whose expression changes as tumors become more metastatic. After my PhD, I trained as a post-doc in Toronto, Canada, on aspects of metastasis, and on therapies for metastatic disease. I now plan to set up a research program that is internationally recognized for pioneering new therapeutic ideas, and for generating models to help translate laboratory findings into the clinic. The
research program will also involve significant undergraduate student lab work. I have 20 years of experience in working in cancer biology and 15 years of experience in cancer therapeutics using chemotherapy. That includes studies which I used chemosensitizers to enhance the anti-cancer effect of chemotherapy, and the development of models of metastatic and drug resistant human cancer. My previous work included the use of metronomic (continuous low-dose administration)
chemotherapy which were subsequently evaluated in clinical trials of patients with prostate cancer.

KEYWORDS

  1. Biology
  2. Chemotherapy
  3. Immunotherapy.
  4. Metastasis
  5. Metronomic Chemotherapy

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