22 Apr Dr. Pradeep Chaluvally-Raghavan featured on WUWM 89.7 Radio for Working on a New Way to Diagnose and Treat Ovarian Cancer
Milwaukee-area colleges and universities continue to try to bring their faculty’s inventions to the marketplace. A frequent aim of the innovative technology is to improve public health.
But economic challenges to commercialization remain.
On April 21, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Marquette University and the Medical College of Wisconsin held their first in-person First Look Forum in a few years. Seven faculty members from the three schools gave quick pitch presentations about their inventions to potential investors.
Dr. Pradeep Chaluvally-Raghavan of the Medical College is working on a new way to diagnose and treat ovarian cancer, which is the fifth-leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the U.S. Chemotherapy and targeted drug therapy are often tried. But 80% of patients relapse within three years. Chaluvally-Raghavan reported early success with using disease-fighting antibody clones.
He told the audience: “So, the overall message is the antibody we use to treat ovarian cancer significantly inhibited the growth and metastasis.”
Metastasis is the forming of new tumors elsewhere in the body.