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CANCELLED - Lippard Lecture / Grand Rounds with Dr. Diego H. Castrillon
Due to circumstances beyond our control, this program has been cancelled. We look forward to hearing Dr. Castrillon’s talk: "Endometrial cancer: genetic models and translational studies” at a later date.

The Judith Ann Lippard Memorial Lecture in Cancer Research brings together the most innovative minds in cancer research from a variety of disciplines—biology, chemistry, engineering, clinical medicine—and features individuals whose research has the possibility to change the face of cancer. The Lippard Lecture also unites two extraordinary cancer centers—MIT’s Koch Institute and the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center.

Dr. Castrillon’s research and clinical focus centers around the pathophysiology and molecular genetics of endometrial cancer. Endometrial cancer is the 4th most common malignancy in women, but is perhaps the most underfunded common malignancy relative to its clinical impact, number of deaths, and years-of-life-lost. His laboratory has developed novel tools and approaches for the development of genetically-engineered mouse models of endometrial cancer, which can serve as unique tools to reveal essential cellular and organismal biology and illuminate mechanisms—such as genome instability—underlying tumorigenesis. He also studies early endometrial cancer progression and is working towards the identification and validation of biomarkers for very early precancers, which can be difficult to diagnose in limited biopsies.

Nov 19, 2020 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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