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UC San Diego Researchers Convert Pro-Tumor Macrophages into Cancer Killers

Epithelial cancers, such as cancers of the lung and pancreas, use the ανβ3 molecule to gain drug resistance to standard cancer therapies and to become highly metastatic. In a paper published in Cancer Research, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers, led by Professor David Cheresh, identified a new therapeutic approach in mouse models that halts drug resistance and progression by using a monoclonal antibody that induces the immune system to seek and kill ανβ3-expressing cancer cells. Read more in press release.

Events

Moores Cancer Center Delivering Discoveries Scientific Retreat 
Date: October 14, 2019
Time: 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)
Location: SIO Scripps Seaside Forum
Registration for attendance and poster session is open to all basic, translational, clinical, and population science-based researchers and their team members!
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4th Annual Biorepository and Tissue Technology Shared Resource Symposium 
Date: December 9, 2019
Time: 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM (PDT)
Location: The Commons, 2nd Floor, Moores Cancer Center
Keynote Speaker: Sarah Dry, MD (UCLA) 
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