ASEF Luncheon, November 7, 2012

Andy J. Minn: "Evolving paradigms on mechanisms of metastasis".

Andy J. Minn is Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at Penn. His research is directed toward discovering gene programs that experimentally regulate and clinically predict cancer metastasis and its resistance to treatment.

How do cancer cells acquire metastatic and treatment resistant phenotypes? Evidence uncovered by Minn suggests that these two traits are acquired during tumorigenesis by antagonistic forces encountered as tumors grow and interact with their environment.

A recent article published in Nature by Dr. Minn and his coworkers is entitled "Genes that mediate breast cancer metastasis to the brain".

The luncheon ia at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, in ASEF Headquarters on the 21st Floor of the Penn Tower. Bring your own sandwich; drinks and cookies will be provided.