February 28th Meeting – Via Zoom

“Crossing Barriers to Achieve Dreams” Speaker Dr. Tania Rodriguez

Understanding Cancer and the treatments available to cancer patients.

What is on the horizon, will we be able to cure cancers? Dr. Rodriguez will discuss clinical studies in the area of gene therapy being conducted in Puerto Rico. She will take us through some of the newest clinical studies in cancer research and help us understand the path to approval of new drugs and treatments for use by patients in the United States. Dr. Rodriguez has worked around the world with scientist working in cutting edge studies of new therapies that address the many distinct forms of cancers found in the human body. She has experienced the laboratory, manufacturing, licensing and distribution phases of the newest therapies being developed in cancer treatment.

Dr. Rodriguez comes back to her roots as a Puerto Rican who left the Island after graduating from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, Magna Cum Laude to attain her PHD at the Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas and do Post Doc work at the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.

Her list of Publications is impressive documenting her work in T-cell based Immunotherapy, tumor antigen-specific studies, work in Melanoma, Leukemia, glioblastoma, and other work in the frontiers of cancer immunology. Her coauthors are international experts from many countries.