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JCCC Research Seminar featuring Eri Srivatsan

Tale of two diseases: GAN gene in giant axonal neuropathy and head and neck cancer

Presented by
Eri Srivatsan, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Surgery, General Surgery
Professor, Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
Associate Member, Molecular Biology Institute

Dr. Eri Srivatsan has focused his research on cervical cancer, which is the second most common cancer responsible for cancer-related death in women around the world. The incidence is increasing, with 450,000 new cases diagnosed annually worldwide. The disease is frequently found in women having multiple sex partners, smoking habits and immune system dysfunctions. Although HPVs (Human Papilloma Viruses) play an important role in tumor development, detailed studies have shown that viral infection is not sufficient and additional risk factors, including genomic alterations, are involved. Researchers have now identified a tumor suppressor gene, cystatin E/M, which may be involved in the control of cervical cancer development.

Light lunch served

Sponsored by the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Cancer and Stem Cell Biology research program.

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