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Crump Institute and JCCC Seminar Series Featuring Dr. Katerina Politi
Transformative Technologies for the Preparation of PET Imaging Tracers
Date: 2/24/2014
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: 73-105 CHS
10833 Le Conte Ave.
Los Angeles, California 90095

JCCC Seminar

Dr. Katerina Politi

Presented by:
Katerina Politi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Oncology and Pathology
Yale Cancer Center, Yale University School of Medicine

Mutations in the Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) are found in 10 to 20 percent of lung adenocarcinomas (a subtype of lung cancer). These mutations are most common in tumors in never-smokers and are associated with sensitivity to drugs that specifically block the activity of the mutant receptor. Dr. Politi's lab uses genetically engineered mouse models of EGFR mutant lung cancer to study how the mutant receptors alter signaling pathways in lung cells to cause cancer, and mechanisms of resistance to therapies directed against mutant EGFR.

Light lunch served

Co-sponsored by the Crump Institute for Molecular Imaging and JCCC Cancer Molecular Imaging Program Area