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Anthony J. Di Pasqua, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of North Texas System College of Pharmacy
Member Since: May 2012

DiPasqua(1)"Our radiotherapeutic bandage exhibits promising efficacy against squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the skin. It allows for easy application on tumor lesions of all shapes and sizes, and could complement or possibly replace surgery in the clinic.

It is currently estimated that one in every five Americans will develop skin cancer, and most will be diagnosed with non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC). SCC is a type of NMSC, which results from prolonged exposure to ultraviolet radiation from sunlight or tanning lamps. To overcome current limitations associated with treating SCC in the clinic, we constructed a pharmaceutically elegant radiotherapeutic bandage."

[Since the Annual Meeting and Exposition] We have since applied for funding from the National Cancer Institute and a manuscript containing our results has been accepted for publication in Nuclear Medicine and Biology, the official journal of the Society of Radiopharmaceutical Sciences. [Working with AAPS] has increased our profile in the scientific community and helped forge new relationships."

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