About Dr. Alan Dal Pra
Dr. Alan Dal Pra is a leader in the multidisciplinary treatment of pleural mesothelioma at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center in Miami. At Sylvester, he serves as medical director of radiation oncology and was one of the first physicians to treat mesothelioma patients with Tumor Treating Fields.
Tumor Treating Fields is a novel cancer therapy patients utilize at home, limiting tumor growth with alternating electrical fields. Doctors typically combine the treatment with chemotherapy for mesothelioma.
Dal Pra’s clinical specialties include thoracic tumors within the chest, such as lung cancer and mesothelioma. He also specializes in genitourinary cancers, such as prostate, bladder, kidney, adrenal and urinary.
Personal and Professional Experience
Dal Pra serves as associate director of clinical research within the Department of Radiation Oncology at Sylvester. This position allows him to provide the latest in immunotherapy and other experimental mesothelioma treatment options.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, he helped the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center develop virtual multidisciplinary clinics. These remote sessions for doctors and patients addressed topics of concern during diagnosis and treatment of several cancers, including mesothelioma.
Dal Pra earned his medical degree in Brazil at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul and completed specialized training in radiation oncology while living in Brazil and Canada. His postdoctoral training and fellowship at McGill University focused on genitourinary oncology.
At the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University of Toronto, Dal Pra completed training in genitourinary translational oncology at Bristow Lab. He also spent time in Switzerland as a senior cancer consultant and research investigator.
Dal Pra has earned several research grants and has authored research publications appearing in esteemed journals such as Nature, The Lancet Oncology, Clinical Cancer Research and others.
Medical Reviewer for PleuralMesothelioma.com
Dal Pra’s experience as a radiation oncologist and his mesothelioma research work qualify him to be an expert medical reviewer for PleuralMesothelioma.com. His content reviews ensure that medical information and treatment standards remain factually correct, current and consistent across PleuralMesothelioma.com.
Dal Pra also reviews pages for clarity to confirm that the Pleural Mesothelioma Center’s subject matter and medical content regarding asbestos-related diseases are easy to understand and detailed enough for both medical and scientific professionals and the general audience.