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Distinguished Lecture in Cancer Biology

Distinguished Lecture in Cancer Biology

Dr. Arnold Levine is Professor Emeritus, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ and Professor, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, New Brunswich, NJ

Date: 3/26/14, 12pm to 1pm
Time: 3/26/14, 12pm to 1pm
Location: Hickey Auditorium, Main Building, Floor 11 (R11.1400)
Directions: Main Building, Floor 11
Format: Seminar/Conference
CME: 0
Facilitator: Raghu Kalluri, M.D., Ph.D., Chairman of Cancer Biology, Director of Metasis Research Center
Speaker: Arnold Levine
Speaker Bio: A world-renowned cancer biologist, Dr. Levine is best known for his 1979 discovery of the tumor suppressor gene p53, a molecule that inhibits tumor development. His group elucidated the functions of this gene and its role in viral mediated cancers, and his research has fueled the design of a new generation of anti-cancer therapies. Dr. Levine’s current research focuses on studying the relationship between p53 mutations and breast cancer stem cells. Using RNA microarrays, he identified the stem cell signatures of breast cancers with p53 mutations. These observations have been confirmed with several other cancers as well. He is currently developing a diagnostic tool to identify breast cancers with poor prognostic outcome. This may serve as a biomarker and help identify appropriate drug treatments for a specific tumor.
Sponsor: Department of Cancer Biology
Contact: Tom Chumbley - tmchumbley@mdanderson.org
Attachments:
  AJL-CV 2.7.2014.pdf (PDF, 22 KB)