Radioprotectors: Defensive Weapons In The War On Cancer 
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LCDR (retired, USN) Corey A. Carter, M.D., a San Diego native and an ex-submariner, is President and CEO of EpicentRx as well as a practicing oncologist with three board certifications in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology. Prior to joining EpicentRx, Dr. Carter served as a Senior Clinical Investigator at the NIH and Chief of Thoracic Oncology at Walter Reed. At Walter Reed, he was the Principal Investigator of over 100 clinical trials including the Phase 2 clinical trial QUADRUPLE THREAT where he was the first Investigator to administer RRx-001. Dr. Carter received his B.S. from University of Washington and his M.D. from Uniform Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland. With an expertise in cancer immunology and a “patient‐first” focus, his objective—and the reason he left a busy clinical practice for EpicentRx—is to bring about a paradigm shift in the way that all patients are treated so that both quantity and quality of life are preserved. As a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom in Kandahar, Afghanistan, his credo is: leave no patient behind.

                       

Radioprotectors: Defensive Weapons In The War On Cancer 

In 1971, President Richard Nixon declared a war on cancer (though with the Vietnam war still ongoing, he never actually used that phrase, calling for “the conquest of cancer”1 instead). This metaphor has persisted and dominated to the present day2, providing the impetus to dose anti-cancer agents as close as possible to the maximally-tolerated dose, or MTD, beyond which the toxicities are unbearable in a usually futile attempt to eradicate or break the back of the disease. During the first...

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