Nori Kasahara MD, PhD

University of Miami Professor, Cell Biology and Pathology

Research Focus: Virotherapy

Cancer Type: Brain Cancer

Award: Clinical Investigator

Dr. Kasahara’s research focuses on translational application of gene transfer technologies to cancer, transplantation and regenerative medicine. Dr. Kasahara will use his ACGT grant to advance a clinical trial for a virotherapy for glioblastoma. Using a modified retrovirus to deliver chemotherapy directly into cancer cells, these “suicide genes” continue to replicate to prevent recurrence. The work will take the experience in the lab and translate to a patient clinical trial.

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