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Raj K. Batra, M.D.
Raj K. Batra, M.D.


Associate Professor in Residence, Department of Medicine
Member, JCCC Signal Transduction and Therapeutics Program Area
Member, JCCC Cancer and Stem Cell Biology Program Area

Contact Information:

(310) 268-3418

Scientific Interest(s):

Dr. Raj Batra has an interest in testing gene delivery vectors and modified host-immune cells for the treatment of lung cancer. His laboratory's projects range from bench research to translational-Phase 1 clinical trials.

Selected Cancer-Related Publications:

Batra RK, Warburton D. On the derivation and clinical implications of "driver" mutations in lung cancer. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2010 Jul 1;182(1):4-5. Epub 2010 May 12.

Veena MS, Qin M, Andersson A, Sharma S, Batra RK. CAR mediates efficient tumor engraftment of mesenchymal type lung cancer cells. Lab Invest. 2009 Aug;89(8):875-86. Epub 2009 Jun 8.

Basak SK, Veena MS, Oh S, Huang G, Srivatsan E, Huang M, Sharma S, Batra RK. The malignant pleural effusion as a model to investigate intratumoral heterogeneity in lung cancer. PLoS One. 2009 Jun 12;4(6):e5884.

Limsukon A, Susanto I, Hoo GW, Dubinett SM, Batra RK. Regression of recurrent respiratory papillomatosis with celecoxib and erlotinib combination therapy. Chest. 2009 Sep;136(3):924-6.

Baratelli F, Takedatsu H, Hazra S, Peebles K, Luo J, Kurimoto PS, Zeng G, Batra RK, Sharma S, Dubinett SM, Lee JM. Pre-clinical characterization of GMP grade CCL21-gene modified dendritic cells for application in a phase I trial in non-small cell lung cancer. J Transl Med. 2008 Jul 22;6:38.