Todd Aguilera, M.D., Ph.D.
Todd Aguilera, M.D., Ph.D.
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Titles & Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center UT Southwestern

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Grant Information

Grant ID: RR170051
Grant Mechanism: 
Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members
Recruited From: 
Stanford University
Date Awarded: 
August 16, 2017
Grant Amount: 

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.

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