Researcher presents clinical trials in Cyprus
HUNTINGTON -- Dr. Pier Paolo Claudio, a researcher at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, traveled to Paphos, Cyprus, last week to present his work to personalize chemotherapy for cancer treatment.
Claudio was invited to give the talk at the 5th International Conference on Recent Advances in Health and Medical Sciences, which took place July 6 to 12.
He discussed the results of clinical trials conducted at the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center. The studies tested ChemoID, a cell culture method he developed with colleague Dr. Jagan Valluri to measure the sensitivity of patients' tumors to chemotherapy treatment for lung, brain/spine and breast cancer.
Claudio said more evaluation of the technology is needed, but preliminary tests on a small number of patients found ChemoID 100 percent accurate in predicting which drug is more effective in treating patients affected by brain cancer if the tumor-initiating cancer stem cells were evaluated.
In addition to presenting his own research at the conference, Claudio will be moderating a session, "Advances in Oncology and Anticancer Research. Cancer Pathology."
Summaries of the research presented at the meeting will be published in the journal Frontiers in Bioscience.
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