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Freddy E. Escorcia

Assistant Clinical Investigator
Center for Cancer Research
National Cancer Institute
United States of America


Dr. Escorcia’s passion for learning began in a small coastal town on the Atlantic side of Nicaragua, continued through to Toronto, Ontario, then to central Illinois. He earned his undergraduate degrees in bioengineering and chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, igniting his interest in science and medicine, and prompting enrollment in the Tri-Institutional M.D.-Ph.D. Program of Weill Cornell Medical College, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) and The Rockefeller University in New York, NY. Dr. Escorcia’s thesis work involved engineering tumor-targeted antibodies and polymers to delivery cytotoxic alpha-particle radionuclide payloads. This experience with harnessing radiation for cancer therapy led to Dr. Escorcia’s pursuit of a radiation oncology residency at MSKCC and continues to drive his research and clinical interests as an Assistant Clinical Investigator within the Molecular Imaging Program and the Radiation Oncology Branch at the NCI Center for Cancer Research.

Research Interest

radiation oncology, bioconjugate chemistry, radiochemistry


  • Scheinberg DA, Villa CH, Escorcia FE, McDevitt MR. Conscripts of the infinite armada: systemic cancer therapy using nanomaterials. Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology. 2010 May 1;7(5):266-76.

  • Mulvey JJ, Villa CH, McDevitt MR, Escorcia FE, Casey E, Scheinberg DA. Self-assembly of carbon nanotubes and antibodies on tumours for targeted amplified delivery. Nature nanotechnology. 2013 Oct 1;8(10):763-71.

  • Escorcia FE, Postow MA, Barker CA. Radiotherapy and Immune Checkpoint Blockade for Melanoma: A Promising Combinatorial Strategy in Need of Further Investigation. The Cancer Journal. 2017 Jan 1;23(1):32-9.

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