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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Tumor targeted engineered stem cells for treatment of lung cancer
Principal Investigator:

Subhra Mohapatra

Location: Tampa, FL
Congressional District Code: 14
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: October 2017 - September 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $165,000
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


This proposal aims to explore and test a novel targeted oncolytic viro-cell therapy using the mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) infected by harmless common cold virus, the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) for treatment of lung cancers, which is the number one killer among cancers worldwide. Despite advances in the treatment and improvement in outcomes, the 5-year survival rates remain very poor (15% or less) for non–small cell lung cancers (NSCLC), which constitute ~85% of all lung cancer patients....

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