Marcos B. Paiva
Marcos B. Paiva, M.D., Ph.D., works as an Assistant Professor of surgery, whose overall research objective in UCLA is to combine intratumor injections of chemotherapy with laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) for palliative treatment of head and neck cancer. His laboratory work has resulted in a series of innovative publications that broadens the concept of tumor palliation based on thermal denaturation of malignant cells to include anticancer drug activation in tumors by laser energy. Other research interests include photodynamic therapy in head and neck cancer, as well as clinical assessment on the impact of minimal invasive palliative procedures in quality of life of cancer patients. He serves also as the Principal Investigator for the National Institute of Health (NIH) funded project which initiated clinical testing of laser and chemotherapy for palliation of recurrent head and neck cancer.
Biography Updated on 14 March 2011