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CPC Grand Rounds - Cancer Pleiotropy: Assessing the Shared Genetic Basis of Different Cancers

CPC Grand Rounds - Cancer Pleiotropy: Assessing the Shared Genetic Basis of Different Cancers

The Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, Cancer Prevention & Control Grand Rounds presents Dr. John S. Witte from the University of California at San Francisco, on Friday, March 23, 2018. 

Date: 3/23/18, 12pm to 1pm
Time: 3/23/18, 12pm to 1pm
Location: Duncan Building, CPB8 Rooms 7 & 8, Floor 8, Elevator Q
Format: Grand Rounds
CME: 1 CME & 1 CHES/MCHES Credit
Speaker Bio: Dr. Witte’s research constitutes applied and methodologic genetic epidemiology, with the aim of deciphering the mechanisms underlying complex diseases. His applied work is primarily focused on prostate cancer, while much of his methodologic work is on association studies and hierarchical modeling. Dr. Witte initiated a series of prostate cancer genetic epidemiology studies, which have had numerous successes toward sorting out the genetic basis of this disease. In particular, using a combination of genome-wide scan, allelic imbalance, and association studies, Dr. Witte and colleagues have isolated distinct chromosomal regions that appear to harbor genes that cause prostate cancer.
Contact: Jennifer Tijerina - (832) 750-1629 - jmcastillo1@mdanderson.org