Aadel Chaudhuri, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO.
Dr Chaudhuri obtained his PhD in biology from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, before earning his MD from Stanford University, Stanford, CA. He then completed an internship at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, CA, followed by a residency in radiation oncology at Stanford University. He has previously held positions as the Chief Resident in radiation oncology at Stanford Cancer Institute and as a post-doctoral researcher in applied genomics and precision medicine at Stanford University.
Dr Chaudhuri has received multiple research awards including the ASCO Young Investigator Award, RSNA Roentgen Research Award, the NCI K08 Career Development Award, and the V Foundation V Scholar Award.
Speaking on ctDNA as a biomarker for cancer
Dr Chaudhuri’s research focuses on cell-free nucleic acids, specifically on the identification and measurement of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) as a liquid biopsy biomarker for molecular residual disease (MRD) and how this correlates with cancer survival. Additionally, Dr Chaudhuri’s work focuses on applying these findings to clinical practice, exploring ctDNA as a biomarker in other malignancies, and using ctDNA as a tool to monitor responses to radiotherapy and immunotherapy treatment.