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Dr. Parissenti’s research group and its collaborators seek to identify and validate effective approaches to monitor the effectiveness of cancer treatments in cancer patients. They recently discovered the ability of a variety of structurally distinct chemotherapy agents to induce the degradation of ribosomal RNA in tumour cells, a phenomenon we refer to as “RNA disruption”. Interestingly, they observed in a national clinical trial (MA.22) that high tumour RNA disruption during treatment is associated with pathologic complete response and improved disease-free survival after neoadjuvant chemotherapy in patients with locally advanced breast cancer.

Primary Location
Sudbury, ON
Research Areas
RNA Biology
Disease Areas