NSTI Nanotech 2009

Thermal Therapy for Cancer

Steven A. Curley

Steven A. Curley

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Dr. Steven A. Curley received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He completed a general surgery residency at the University of New Mexico Hospitals, and then completed a fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Curley has been on the faculty in the Department of Surgical Oncology at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center since completing his fellowship. He is now Professor of Surgery, Chief of Gastrointestinal Tumor Surgery, and Program Director of Multidisciplinary Gastrointestinal Cancer Care at M. D. Anderson.

Dr. Curley’s clinical practice and research focuses on surgical and new treatments for patients with primary or metastatic liver tumors. Dr. Curley has been a pioneer in designing new treatments for patients with liver tumors, including radiofrequency ablation, improved techniques for surgical removal of liver cancers, and several types of direct tumor injection therapy.

Dr. Curley is principal investigator on a number of protocols at M. D. Anderson involving radiofrequency ablation of liver tumors or use of novel therapies to treat hepatocellular cancer or colorectal cancer liver metastases. He is also principal investigator on an international protocol involved in screening high-risk hepatitis virus patients for hepatocellular cancer and then using surgical therapy, radiofrequency ablation, or other direct injection treatments to treat patients diagnosed with small hepatocellular cancers.

Dr. Curley is the author or co-author of over 110 publications, and 30 book chapters, many dealing with the treatment of patients with hepatocellular cancer, gallbladder cancer, bile duct cancer, or liver metastases from a number of different tumor types.

Speaking in the symposiums on Cancer Nanotechnology, Drug Delivery, and Nano Medicine

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