Sandra Fernandez, PhD
Bluemle Life Science Building, Room 1002
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Most Recent Peer-reviewed Publications
- The effects of CEP-37440, an inhibitor of focal adhesion kinase, in vitro and in vivo on inflammatory breast cancer cells
- Comprehensive genomic profiling of inflammatory breast cancer cases reveals a high frequency of clinically relevant genomic alterations
- A preclinical model of inflammatory breast cancer to study the involvement of CXCR4 and ACKR3 in the metastatic process
- TP53 mutations detected in circulating tumor cells present in the blood of metastatic triple negative breast cancer patients
- AZD8931, an equipotent, reversible inhibitor of signaling by epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), HER2, and HER3: Preclinical activity in HER2 non-amplified inflammatory breast cancer models
University of Buenos Aires, School of Sciences, Luis F. Leloir Institute, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Nebraska, Lincoln NE, USA
Research Assistant Professor
Research & Clinical Interests
Dr. Sandra V. Fernandez focus is on the translational research and treatment of inflammatory breast cancer (IBC), the rare and aggressive form of breast cancer in which cancer cells block lymph vessels in the skin of the breast. She also has expertise in the development of novel diagnostic and prognostic markers in primary and metastatic breast cancer (MBC).
The research of Dr. Sandra V. Fernandez , in collaboration with Dr. Massimo Cristofanilli, aims to improve personalized medicine for breast cancer patients, focusing on molecular targeted agents, biomarkers and gene therapies, and bridging the gap between the bench and bedside in a more practical and smarter way.