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Anindita Das, M.S., Ph.D.

  • Program Cancer Biology
  • Department
    Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine
  • Phone 804-628-5519
 
Department affiliations
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine
Education
MS, University of Kalyani, India, 1988
PhD, University of Jadavpur, India, 1997
Disease focus of research

Breast, Prostate, Skeletal

Research keywords

Angiogenesis,Animal models,Biomarkers,Cancer cell biology,Cancer therapy,Cancer therapy resistance,Cell signaling,Tumor microenvironment

Research description
My major interests are in understanding the role of genomic changes in development of cancer, with specific focus on breast and prostate cancer. The information obtained will also be used to develop approaches for better therapies. Pioneering research in our laboratory defined a novel molecular mechanism of cancer metastasis and generation of first-in-class small molecule inhibitor that selectively and specifically inhibits invasion and metastasis. In addition, research is also underway to identify new biomarkers in serum and plasma that can be used to stage cancer growth and metastasis and to monitor response to therapy. Studies are planning to comprehend the basic mechanism of prostate cancer metastasis and to develop targeted efficient and safe therapeutics. My research works have generated more than 100 peer reviewed articles in well reputed scientific journals and 5 US issued patents emphasizes cancer diagnosis and therapy.
Published research (during tenure as a Massey Cancer Center member)
Contact information

Email: anindita.das@vcuhealth.org