Mitchell earns ASTRO grant
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Darrion Mitchell was one of three residents nationally to be
awarded the 2013-2014 ASTRO Resident/Fellow in Radiation Oncology Research Seed
Grant award. This very competitive award provides research funds for a years
dedicated research into the field of interest submitted to the ASTRO committee.
Dr Mitchell’s research hypothesizes that cells in an EMT-like state may be
selectively targeted to enhance sensitivity to existing therapy and/or decrease
metastatic cell survival. The study hopes to clarify synergistic
treatments and identify new indications for FDA-approved drugs. This would
enable rapid translation to the clinic and significantly impact basic and
translational discovery in cancer research. Congratulations!