Meet Dr. Mandar Deepak Muzumdar
Dr. Muzumdar cares for patients with pancreatic cancer and explains how the Yale Pancreatic Cancer Collaborative is working together to search for novel combinations of chemotherapies and targeted therapies to further improve the treatment outcomes for pancreatic cancer.
New Class of Oncogenic Fusions Revealed in Lung and Pancreatic Cancer
A Yale Cancer Center research team has identified novel oncogenic gene fusions in lung and pancreatic cancer, as well as sarcoma. The fusions involve RASGRF1 (an activator of RAS signaling) and promote cellular changes leading to tumor development. The research is described online ahead of print in Clinical Cancer Research.
Cell Therapy Part of The Solution to Curing Pancreatic Cancer, Experts Say
Cellular therapies will play a key role in pancreatic cancer management despite challenges thus far in applying these treatments to solid tumors, according to a panel discussion during the virtual Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy Summit.Source: Healio
Rotating graduate students Cathy Garcia and Yanixa Quinones-Aviles complete rotations in the lab!
Congratulations to Yale MCGD students Cathy Garcia and Yanixa Quinones-Aviles for completing rotations in the lab. Cathy adroitly pushed forward our work on obesity-driven cancer, while Yanixa played a key role in our work identifying new targets in KRAS mutant cancer cells.
Rotating graduate student Jonathan Dow completes his rotation in the lab!
Congratulations to Yale MCGD student Jonathan Dow for completing his rotation in the lab! Jonathan did outstanding work developing in vitro models to study secreted factors involved in obesity-driven early pancreatic cancer progression.
Jaffar wins best poster award at inaugural Yale Cancer Biology Institute retreat!
Congratulations to postgraduate associate Jaffar Singh who won the best poster award at the inaugural Yale Cancer Biology Institute retreat! Jaffar is doing outstanding work understanding signaling mechanisms involved in regulating RAS activity in malignant and non-malignant cells.