Sunday, April 14, 2013

Why do Cancer Cells Grow Forever and Can we Stop Them? Check out the teaser vid!

Check out this teaser video for Wednesday's science seminar about battling cancer cells with Bradley Stohr MD PhD of UCSF. Video by MSS intern Josh Leung.

Why do Cancer Cells Grow Forever and Can we Stop Them? from Marin Science Seminar on Vimeo.
April 17th, 2013
Unlike normal cells, cancer cells can keep proliferating forever. This "immortality" allows cancer to spread through the body, causing destruction and often death. In this seminar, Dr. Stohr will discuss how cancer cells become immortal and how we might be able to treat cancer by targeting their immortality.

Brad Stohr MD/PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology at UCSF. His laboratory studies telomeres and telomerase in human cancer. In addition, he serves as an attending physician on the autopsy service.

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