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Pediatrics Research Seminar Series:  Deconstrucing and Defusing Rhabdomyosarcoma

Pediatrics Research Seminar Series: Deconstrucing and Defusing Rhabdomyosarcoma

The Department of Pediatrics Research invites investigators with expertise in the field of pediatric tumors or relevant areas of research to present the recent findings to faculty, students and post-doctoral fellows.

Date: 12/11/12, 9am to 10am
Time: 12/11/12, 9am to 10am
Location: Smith Research Building, Conference SRB1.122
Format: Seminar/Conference
Facilitator: Vidya Gopalakrishnan, PhD
Speaker: Corinne M. Linardic, MD, PhD
Speaker Bio: Corinne M. Linardic, MD, PhD is an Associate Professor at Duke University School of Medicine. Research in Sarcomas are among the most difficult-to-treat cancers in pediatric oncology, with metastic forms having the highest mortality. Her goals in research include the identification of signaling pathways corrupted in rhabdomyosarcoma, with focus on a specific mutation and its downstream effectors, and identification of new therapeutic targets for treatment of this childhood cancer.
Contact: Hector Jimenez - (713) 563-5394 - jhjimene@mdanderson.org