Aditya Jain joins the lab for a summer undergraduate research fellowship! Aditya just completed high school at Westview High School in Portland, Oregon. During high school Aditya began his research career in earnest studying important aspects of lung cancer and immunotherapy. His work on small cell lung cancer with Dr. Tim Mitin at OHSU was published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology and the Lung Cancer Journal. Aditya will begin his freshman year at Boston University this September as a Trustee Scholar. His long-term goal is to become a physician-scientist after completing a MD-PhD program. Welcome to the lab!
Work from the group of Dr. Jennifer Tseng (then at BIDMC and now the new chief of surgery at Boston Medical Center) shows that stereotactic body radiotherapy could be a promising treatment option for patients with unresected pancreatic cancer. This study was published in the journal Cancer. Dr. Mancias is glad to be part of this work and support further research into new therapies for pancreatic cancer as part of the Pancreas and Biliary Tumor Center at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center. To the left: survival curve of various treatment options for patients with unresected pancreatic cancer. Below: example stereotactic body radiation therapy treatment plan. Read more about the study here.