Todd Aguilera, M.D., Ph.D.
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
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Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members
August 16, 2017
Interfering with cancer’s ability to hide from a person’s immune system, using so-called “immune checkpoint inhibitors,” has proven dramatically successful in some cancer patients. But immune therapy doesn’t work for all patients, and many cancers don’t respond at all, despite early hopes for the treatment.
Now, a radiation oncologist at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dr. Todd Aguilera, is trying to develop new therapies that may work in concert with immune therapy to more effectively treat significantly more cancer patients. A physician-scientist, Dr. Aguilera was recruited in 2017 from Stanford University, where he was a resident in radiation oncology, with the help of a First-Time Tenure-Track Award from CPRIT.