Laura Indolfi: Good news in the fight against pancreatic cancer
Laura Indolfi: Veşti bune pentru lupta împotriva cancerului pancreatic
Laura Indolfi is revolutionizing cancer treatment with new technologies including implantable devices for delivering drugs locally to the site of a tumor. Full bio
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at least one person on the screen?
o persoană de pe ecran.
in their fields.
în domeniile lor.
all of them have in common?
very sad this news,
ne-au ajutat să atragem atenția
of how lethal this disease can be.
al acestei boli.
of cancer deaths,
cauzate de cancer
will survive beyond five years.
supravieţuiesc mai mult de 5 ani.
with breast cancer,
cu cancerul la sân,
is almost 90 percent.
de aproape 90%.
with pancreatic cancer
certain death sentence.
o condamnare la moarte aproape sigură.
is that in the last 40 years,
în ultimii 40 de ani,
au fost realizate
treatment more effective?
tratamentului împotriva cancerului?
that seem impossible,
care par imposibile,
soluţii noi, inovative,
with pancreatic cancer
cu cancerul pancreatic
of your belly, literally.
în mijlocul abdomenului, la propriu.
organs in front.
celelalte organe din faţă.
by many other vital organs,
de multe alte organe vitale,
the bile duct.
to grow into those organs
în aceste organe
tipuri de tumori.
also prevents the doctor
îi împiedică pe doctori
for breast cancer, for example.
cancerului de sân, de exemplu.
chemotherapy as the only option
să fie singura opţiune
piece of bad news.
very few blood vessels.
au foarte puţine vase de sânge.
about the blood vessel of a tumor?
vasul de sânge al unei tumori?
how chemotherapy works.
cum funcţionează chemoterapia.
until it reaches the tumor site.
până când ajunge la locul tumorii.
trying to reach a destination.
încercând să ajungi la destinaţie.
doesn't have an exit on the highway?
o ieşire către destinaţia ta?
şi cancerul pancreatic.
throughout all of your body.
prin tot corpul tău.
for the patients overall,
asupra pacientului în ansamblu,
to have a whole-body treatment
să tratezi întregul corp
and effort have gone towards
cu fonduri substanţiale
care să trateze cancerul pancreatic,
to treat pancreatic cancer,
in changing the way
pentru a le schimba posologia.
am și-o veste bună, sper!
good news, hopefully.
General Hospital in Boston,
the way we treat cancer
în care tratăm cancerul
drug delivery a reality.
transportul localizat al medicamentului.
on top of your destination,
exact la destinaţie,
all around the highway.
să parcurgi toată autostrada.
into devices that look like this one.
în dispozitive care arată ca acesta.
that they can be folded
încât să poată fi pliate
directly on top of the tumor
direct pe tumoare
that once they are positioned
încât, odată poziționate pe tumoare,
physically prevent the tumor
slowly and more effectively
uşor şi mai eficient
asupra întregului corp.
we have demonstrated
că această tehnică
the response to treatment.
răspunsul la tratament.
where it's needed the most,
acolo unde e cea mai mare nevoie de el,
that is 12 times more powerful,
de 12 ori mai puternic,
this technology to the next level.
această tehnologie la nivelul următor.
prior to asking the FDA for approval
de a cere acordul celor de la FDA
will die from pancreatic cancer.
vor muri din cauza cancerului pancreatic.
extend their life
mări speranţa de viaţă
să facem din cancerul pancreatic
more powerful and less toxic,
şi mai puţin toxic,
to finding new innovative solutions
găsirea unor soluţii noi, inovative,
de cancer pancreatic și nu numai.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERLaura Indolfi - Biomedical entrepreneur
Laura Indolfi is revolutionizing cancer treatment with new technologies including implantable devices for delivering drugs locally to the site of a tumor.
Why you should listen
Laura Indolfi is a biomedical entrepreneur, CEO and co-founder of PanTher Therapeutics, an early stage spin-out from MIT and MGH that provides superior technologies for revolutionizing the treatment of locally advanced inoperable solid tumors. Prior to this she served as an entrepreneur-in-residence at the MGH Cancer Center and as a research associate in the Harvard-MIT Institute for Medical Engineering and Science. She was selected as a TED Fellow in 2016.
Indolfi has broad professional experiences and interests ranging from biomedical engineering to entrepreneurship and outreaching initiative to promoting science. Her scientific expertise covers a broad range of therapeutic areas (cardio, cancer, inflammation, regenerative medicine) and approaches (drug delivery, cell therapy, implanted devices). Together with her strong technical background, Laura has hands-on business and managerial know-how developed during her biomedical business training at Sloan and Harvard Business Schools and with several consulting firms. She strongly believes in the power of outreach initiatives to promote research awareness and foster the public audience's discovery of the beauty of science. In 2014 the line of clothes Cytocouture, created in collaboration with Colombian designer Carlos Villamil and inspired by her cell-therapy research, won the global competition Descience.
Indolfi holds a MS/BS degree in materials science and engineering and a PhD in biomaterials from the University of Naples Federico II in Italy. Upon graduation, she joined the Harvard-MIT Division of health, science and technology, working on several projects spanning from devices for local drug delivery to tissue engineering approaches for cell therapies.
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