Rajesh Agarwal

Rajesh Agarwal PhD

Professor and Vice Chairman
Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Recent Publications


Co-Leader, Cancer Prevention and Control Program
University of Colorado Cancer Center

Office Location

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Building (V20)
Second Floor Room 2118

Research Interests:

  • Cancer Pharmacology: Chemoprevention of cancer by natural and synthetic agents. Cancer models: skin, prostate, breast, lung, colon, bladder, pancreas, and head & neck.
  • Cancer Biology: Oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes, cell cycle and apoptosis modulation, mitogenic and anti-apoptotic signaling, EMT, cancer stem cells, cancer cell metabolism.
  • Warfare vesicants: Cutaneous and ocular injuries by vesicants, and rescue by natural and synthetic agents.

Representative publications:

Goswami DG, Tewari-Singh N, Agarwal R: Corneal toxicity induced by vesicating agents and effective treatment options. Ann N Y Acad Sci., 1374:193-201, 2016. PMCID: PMC4940229.

Dhar D, Deep G, Kumar S, Wempe MF, Raina K, Agarwal C, Agarwal R: Bitter melon juice exerts its efficacy against pancreatic cancer via targeting both bulk and cancer stem cells. Mol. Carcinog., 57: 1166-1180, 2018. PMCID: PMC6118209