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Sandro R. P. da Rocha, Ph.D.

  • Program Developmental Therapeutics
  • Department
    Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy
    Professor, Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering, College of Engineering
  • Phone 804-828-0985
 
Department affiliations
Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy
Professor, Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering, College of Engineering
Education
MS, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, 1995
PhD, The University of Texas at Austin, 2000
Disease focus of research

Breast, Respiratory/lung, Sarcoma

Research keywords

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

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

Email: srdarocha@vcu.edu