Cancer Program Seminar: Metabolic targeting of breast cancer stem cells

May 9, 2024
8 AM (EST)
Virtual - Zoom

The next session of the Joint Institute's Cancer Program seminar series will feature the work of Max Wicha, Madeline and Sidney Forbes Professor of Oncology and the U-M cancer program lead for the JI.

Dr. Wicha’s scientific career has focused on the biology and treatment of breast cancer, and he has been a major leader in the science of cancer stem cells. His group was part of the team that first identified breast cancer stem cells, the first such cells identified in solid tumors. His laboratory has identified a number of cancer stem cell markers and developed in vitro and mouse models to isolate and characterize these cells, models which have been widely utilized in the field. His group has subsequently elucidated a number of intrinsic and extrinsic pathways which regulate stem cell self-renewal and cell fate decisions. This work has directly led to development of several clinical trials aimed at targeting breast cancer stem cells.

Dr. Wicha's presentation will be followed by a panel discussion featuring colleagues from both UMMS and PKUHSC.