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Kroetz leads new study of genetics of cancer drugs’ dose-limiting side effects

Taxanes are a class of drugs widely used to treat a variety of cancers, including breast, ovarian, lung, gastric, and head and neck. But dosages are often limited by toxic side effects—most commonly damage to the body’s peripheral nerves, causing numbness, pain, and/or hyper-sensitivity—that can...

Deanna Kroetz, PhD

Professor

My research seeks to understand the contribution of genetic variation to drug toxicity, to identify genetic biomarkers that can be used to guide effective use of drugs in the treatment of cancer and HIV, and to use genetics to unravel the molecular basis of drug-induced toxicity.

Kroetz elected fellow of American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists

Deanna Kroetz, PhD, UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty member, has been elected as a fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS).