General Research InterestPreclinical studies of whole foods as preventives for oral cancer. Gender differences in lung cancer. Use of therapeutic drugs for prevention of lung and colon cancer in animal models. In vitro studies of chemopreventive agents for inhibition of cell proliferation and induction of apoptosis. Quantitation of respiratory viruses in aerosols and their inactivation by UV.
Research DescriptionDr. Casto's research interests involve chemopreventive agents in animal and in vitro models of oral, lung, and colon cancers, including studies of whole foods as cancer preventives.