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Research Associates for Penn Medical Students
Fan Lab
Mentor/Supervisor Yi Fan, M.D., Ph.D.
Title Development of new radiation therapy for brain tumor.
Project Type Basic Sciences/Wet Lab Research/Translational Medical Research
Start/End Dates and Durations Long term preferred. Part time (10-20 hrs/wk) and/or full time during summer.
Required Skills Cell Culture Techniques and/or Basic Skills with Cell and Molecular Biology
Description Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common and malignant brain tumor. GBM is highly resistant to radio/chemo treatment, likely due to the prominent presence of cancer stem cells (CSC). Tumor-associated endothelial cells create a vascular niche for activation and maintenance of CSC's self-renewal and survival. The goal of this project is to develop new radiation therapeutic strategies targeting CSC and their vascular niche for treating GBM.
Contact or 215-898-9291
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Alonso-Basanta Lab  
Mentor/Supervisor Michelle Alonso-Basanta, M.D.
  1. Looking at CPD for atypical meningiomas
  2. Review our GK database for brain mets treated 4 or less and rate of necrosis with associated parameters
  3. Normal tissue project- in associated with physics - look at all grade III toxicity and review patient charts for associated co-morbidites.
  4. Mucosal melanomas - chart review and paper on PENN experience
  5. Retroperitoneal sarcoma review at Penn





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