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Next Level Electroporation Therapy: The RadioClash Story

with Dr. John Qiao

In this episode of the BackTable Podcast, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews guest Dr. John Qiao about exploration of physicians’ role in medical innovation, particularly among interventional radiologists.

Dr. Qiao shares insightful information about the origin of RadioClash and details his journey as an entrepreneur. Through this discussion, Dr. Qiao covers the challenges encountered during the startup phase, the invention of a single-probe electroporation device, and the future applications of this novel medical technology. The episode concludes with broader advice on how to manage the demands of professional work, entrepreneurship, and personal life.

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Ep 71 Next Level Electroporation Therapy: The RadioClash Story with Dr. John Qiao
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BackTable, LLC (Producer). (2024, March 8). Ep. 71 – Next Level Electroporation Therapy: The RadioClash Story [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from https://www.backtable.com

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Podcast Contributors

Dr. John Qiao discusses Next Level Electroporation Therapy: The RadioClash Story on the BackTable 71 Podcast

Dr. John Qiao

Dr. Yang (John) Qiao is an integrated interventional radiology resident in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Aaron Fritts discusses Next Level Electroporation Therapy: The RadioClash Story on the BackTable 71 Podcast

Dr. Aaron Fritts

Dr. Aaron Fritts is a Co-Founder of BackTable and a practicing interventional radiologist in Dallas, Texas.

Show Notes

00:00 - Introduction
02:39 - Dr. Qiao’s Journey into Medicine and Entrepreneurship
11:40 - Birth of Radioclash: A Unique Solution for Cancer Treatment
17:58 - Future of RadioClash: Targeting Metastatic Cancer
25:20 - Future of Electroporation Therapy
35:21 - Challenges of Building a Company
44:37 - Path to Market and Future Plans
47:28 - Balancing Clinical Practice and Entrepreneurship

Resources

RadioClash website:
https://www.radioclash.co/

News Article on Dr. John Qiao:
https://voyagehouston.com/interview/meet-john-qiao-m-d-of-radioclash-ltd-co/

Radiation Therapy as a Modality to Create Abscopal Effects: Current and Future Practices:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7086111/

The Abscopal Effect: A Reemerging Field of Interest:
https://ascopost.com/issues/november-25-2018/the-abscopal-effect-a-reemerging-field-of-interest/

BackTable VI Episode #402 - Immunotherapy in HCC: Evolving Treatment Paradigms:
https://www.backtable.com/shows/vi/podcasts/402/immunotherapy-in-hcc-evolving-treatment-paradigms

Tavo and Pembrolizumab in Patients With Stage III/​IV Melanoma Progressing on Either Pembrolizumab or Nivolumab Treatment (Keynote-695):
https://clinicaltrials.gov/study/NCT03132675

PANFIRE-3 Trial: Assessing Safety and Efficacy of Irreversible Electroporation (IRE) + Nivolumab + CpG for Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer:
https://classic.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04612530

Radiofrequency Ablation for the Palliative Treatment of Bone Metastases: Outcomes from the Multicenter OsteoCool Tumor Ablation Post-Market Study (OPuS One Study) in 100 Patients:
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33129427/

The improvement of irreversible electroporation therapy using saline-irrigated electrodes: a theoretical study (Northwestern study):
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21728392/

Irreversible electroporation reverses resistance to immune checkpoint blockade in pancreatic cancer:
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-08782-1

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