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JCCC Special Seminar featuring Dr. Cyrus Ghajar

Defining and exploiting hallmarks of disseminated breast tumor cell

  • Date: March 21, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Location: Boyer Hall 159
    Los Angeles, California 90095

Presented by
Cyrus Ghajar, PhD
Director, Laboratory for the Study of Metastatic Microenvironments
Associate Professor, Public Health Sciences Division and Translational Research Program
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Dr. Cyrus Ghajar researches metastasis, or the spread of cancer cells to distant sites, and how the microenvironments of these sites (including bones) can put cancer cells to sleep, or wake them up. He also  studies how the microenvironments within distant tissues regulate DTC dormancy and/or growth and whether these niches convey to dormant DTCs resistance to chemotherapy and immunotherapies. He believes that solving these puzzles will allow the development of drugs that eradicate dormant DTCs before they can develop into full-blown metastases.

Light lunch served

Sponsored by the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

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