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David A. Gewirtz, Ph.D.

  • Program Developmental Therapeutics
  • Department
    Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, School of Medicine
  • Phone 804-828-9523
 
Department affiliations
Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, School of Medicine
Education
PhD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 1978
Disease focus of research

Breast, Prostate, Head & neck, Respiratory/lung

Research keywords

Autophagy,Cancer therapy,Cancer therapy resistance,Cancer therapy toxicities,Radiotherapy,Senescence

Research description
Research in the Gewirtz laboratory is focused on the autophagy and senescence responses to chemotherapy and radiation in various tumor cell models. Our overall goals are to identify strategies for sensitization of malignancies to standard of care therapies via inhibition of cytoprotective autophagy and/or exposure to senolytics of senescent tumor cells.
Published research (during tenure as a Massey Cancer Center member)
Contact information

Email: david.gewirtz@vcuhealth.org