Cafe Scientifique

How to stress out Cancer

Friday, September 18, 2015

Boston Pizza (private room)


1045 Columbia St., New  Westminster
(2 blocks from the New West Skytrain station)
7:00 - 8:30 pm (doors open at 6:30)

Reserve your free seat by emailing: cafe_scientifique@sfu.ca

September 18, 2015

How to stress out Cancer

Cancer is characterized by the uncontrolled growth of cells that is accompanied by an increased demand for nutrients. Despite facing harsh microenvironment conditions that can include low nutrients, low oxygen and radiation and chemotherapy treatments, tumors still find a way to adapt and survive.  Dr. Gorski and her team study a process that enables cells to adapt to such stresses. They are working on strategies to inhibit this process in cancer cells and thereby remove cancer’s ability to survive. Dr. Gorski will describe this process, explain why it is being studied in the context of cancer and other diseases, and discuss findings emerging from recent cancer clinical trials.

Dr. Sharon Gorski is an Assoc. Professor in the department of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry at SFU, a Sr. Scientist at Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, BC Cancer Agency and an Affiliate Assoc. Professor, Department of Medical Genetics at UBC.

Everyone welcome, free admission. Refreshments available for purchase.

 

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