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Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC

"Characterizing Circulating Tumor Cells: Insights into Cancer Metastasis"
February 2013
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Broad CIRM Center Seminar Room
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Min Yu, MD, PhD, Instructor in Medicine,Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, Assistant in Genetics, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center,Boston, MA will be presenting. Dr.Francesca Mariani will be hosting this event.
Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) shed from primary and metastatic tumors contain potential cancer stem cells. By analyzing CTCs using our microfluidic CTC-chips, we have discovered an important WNT2-TAK1 pathway in promoting pancreatic cancer metastasis via enhancing anoikis resistance, and demonstrated evidence of epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT) in breast cancer CTCs as well as the novel finding of mesenchymal CTCs and CTC clusters associated with disease progression.

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