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Patrick Hwu: ctDNA testing, cancer screening and treatment
Jul 1, 2024, 17:09

Patrick Hwu: ctDNA testing, cancer screening and treatment

Patrick Hwu shared a post LinkedIn:

“How are we using ctDNA testing, also called liquid biopsy, for cancer screening and treatment?

I recently talked with Bruna Pellini, assistant member in the Department of Thoracic Oncology Moffitt Cancer Center, about the exciting advances in this area!

Will we be able to screen for Lung Cancer and other cancers through a blood test? Watch the video to learn more!”

Source: Patrick Hwu/LinkedIn

Dr. Patrick Hwu, MD, currently serves as the President and CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center. With a focus on understanding the dynamics between tumors and the immune system, Dr. Hwu’s research has been pivotal in advancing gene-modified T-cell therapy.

He notably contributed seminal work on the development of the first chimeric antigen receptor aimed at combating cancer. His research portfolio extends to vaccines, adoptive T-cell therapies, and mechanisms of immune resistance.

Before joining, Dr. Hwu held numerous leadership roles at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for over 17 years. Notably, he served as the inaugural Chairman of the Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology in 2003, as well as the Associate Director of the Center for Cancer Immunology Research.

Additionally, he chaired the Department of Sarcoma Medical Oncology, demonstrating his commitment to advancing cancer treatment and research.  .