Giulio Francia, PhD

Giulio Francia, PhD

Associate Professor
University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, Texas

“I work on the spread of breast cancer (metastasis) and on the evolution of resistance to anti-cancer therapies – using preclinical models. I work with my students (who include Karla Parra, Paloma Valenzuela, Diana Gonzalez Garcia,
Serina Batson, and Joseph Wingate). We evaluate if pretreatment of breast cancer cells with paclitaxel renders them sensitive to new drugs that would otherwise be ineffective. We also evaluate how growth at secondary sites enables cancer cell resistance to chemotherapy.”

Poster# 2622: Paclitaxel Directed Screening to identify novel anti-cancer drugs