JCCC "GU Leaders in the Field" Seminar Series Featuring Dr. William G. Kaelin, Jr.
"Recent Insights into the Molecular Pathogenesis of Human Kidney Cancer"
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
10833 Le Conte Ave.
Los Angeles, California 90095
William G. Kaelin, Jr., M.D.
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor
Department of Medicine, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Harvard Medical School
Dr. Kaelin's laboratory studies tumor suppressor genes and the normal functions of the proteins they encode. The long-term goal of their work is to lay the foundation for the development of new anticancer therapies based on the functions of specific tumor suppressor proteins. Such as, it may be possible to develop a drug that mimics the behavior of a certain tumor suppressor protein, or to design strategies for killing only those cells in which a particular tumor suppressor protein has been inactivated, thus sparing normal cells.
Light lunch served
Sponsored by the JCCC Genitourinary Oncology Program Area