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JCCC Research Seminar featuring Dr. Steven Mittelman

The links between obesity & childhood cancer

Presented by
Steven Mittelman, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology
Mattel Children’s Hospital
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Steven Mittelman is interested in understanding how obesity worsens cancer outcomes, specifically in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). He investigates the relationships between adipocytes and ALL cells, evaluating effects on chemotherapy pharmacokinetics, cancer metabolism and treatment resistance. His research primarily involves cell culture, pre-clinical models and human samples.

Light lunch served

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

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