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Nicholas Farrell, Ph.D.

Massey Cancer Center research program membership

Developmental Therapeutics

Department affiliations

Professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Humanities and Sciences


PhD, University of Sussex, United Kingdom (1973)

Awards and honors

Distinguished Research Scholarship Award, 2003, Virginia Commonwealth University
Distinguished Scholar, 1997, Virginia Commonwealth University

Research description

My research involves development of new platinum-based anticancer drugs to overcome the current problems of intrinsic and acquired resistance to the clinically used drugs cisplatin and carboplatin. Secondly, this research will delineate new indications for difficult to treat cancers not currently sensitive to platinum drugs using a precision medicine approach.

Disease focus of research

Breast, Ovarian, Brain & nervous system, Gynecologic, Head & neck, Pancreatic

Research keywords

Angiogenesis,Animal models,Biomarkers,Cancer therapy,Cancer therapy resistance,Cancer therapy toxicities,Chemical biology,Clinical trials,Molecular medicine,Precision medicine,Tumor microenvironment,Other

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

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