Cafe Scientifique

January 16, 2013

Dr. Sharon Gorski

Dept. of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, SFU

Wednesday, January 16 at 7:00 PM in CBC, 700 Hamilton St. Vancouver, BC


Dining in: Investigating cellular self-digestion for cancer therapy

The cells in our body undergo a process of “self-eating” that involves the degradation and recycling of old or damaged components. This function helps to keep cells clean and protect them

from damage. Cancer cells can use this self-eating process to protect themselves from the damage inflicted by chemotherapy, thus reducing the effectiveness of chemotherapy. Dr. Gorski, who is

also a scientist at the Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, will discuss recent studies and clinical trials exploring the utility of inhibiting cellular self-eating to improve anticancer therapies.

Moderator: Stephen Quinn, CBC host, On the Coast

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Co-sponsored by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research



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