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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Chemopotentiation by Low Dose Fractionated Radiation Therapy for disseminated intra-abdominal cancers
Principal Investigator:

France Carrier

Location: Baltimore, MD
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: July 2017 - June 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $247,707
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Whole abdominal radiotherapy (WART) is a primary method for managing gastrointestinal cancers that have disseminated into intra-abdominal tissues. While effective, this approach is limited since combination of WART with full-dose chemotherapy regimens increase toxicity to normal tissue. Recent studies have demonstrated a survival advantage in a novel treatment paradigm that allows for the safe use of full-dose systemic chemotherapy in combination with Low Dose Fractionated Radiotherapy (LDFRT)....

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