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Vasily Yakovlev, M.D., Ph.D

Massey Cancer Center research program membership

Cancer Molecular Genetics

Department affiliations

Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, School of Medicine


MD, Russian State Medical University, Russia (1997)
PhD, All-Russian N.N. Blokhin Cancer Center, Russia (2001)

Research description

One part of my research is focused on defining the role of the increased level of reactive nitrogen (RNS) and reactive oxygen species (ROS) in maintaining of genomic instability and stimulation of carcinogenesis during chronic inflammation. This work revealed the mechanism of RNS/ROS-dependent downregulation of BRCA1 protein - the critical member of the DNA homologous recombination repair. Most recently, my research has focused on the exosomal miRNAs as bio-marker of: 1) Sensitivity to radiation therapy (RT), 2) Post-RT side effects, and 3) Post-RT recurrence of different types of tumors.

Disease focus of research

Breast, Respiratory - Lung, Prostate, Ovarian

Research keywords

Genomic instability, miRNA, chronic inflammation, exosome, reactive oxygen

Published research (during tenure as a Massey Cancer Center member)

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