Aurelian Radu, PhD
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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Cell, Developmental & Regenerative Biology
Research Topics
Angiogenesis, Anti-Tumor Therapy, Cancer, Endothelial Cells
FSHR as a marker of tumor blood vessels

       My research work is focused on a marker of tumor blood vessels, the Follicle Stimulating Hormone Receptor (FSHR), which is present in all major tumor types that we investigated, while having a very limited presence in normal tissues and organs.

       We are evaluating the feasibility of FSHR blood tests, to detect the presence of tumors and to monitor their response to therapies based on FSHR released in blood. We are also working to elucidate the role of FSHR in cancer progression. Another area of investigation is the use of FSHR as a target for directing imaging and therapeutic agents into tumors.

National Diploma Physics and Biophysics, University of Bucharest

PhD, Institute of Cellular Biology and Pathology

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Dr. Radu did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2022 and/or 2023: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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