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AMO/QO Physics Seminar


"Cancer Stem Cells And Metastases: Potential Opportunities In Early Detection And Treatment"


Prof. Gamal Akabani
Nuclear Engineering, Texas A&M University

ABSTRACT 

A paradigm shift has been elucidated with the identification and characterization of cancer stem cells (CSC). This paradigm shift gives a new perspective in understanding cancer as a complex disease with profound similarities to that of normal stem cells. The complexities and similarities are now providing a new insight into the spatiotemporal pathophysiology of tumors and how cancer evolves until its final frontier: metastases. This paradigm shift presents us with new opportunities for early detection and development of potential treatment strategies based on early identification, characterization and disease trajectory. Here we provide an overview of the current techniques used to characterize circulating tumor cells (CTC) and the potential to identify circulating cancer stem cells


Thursday, February 20, 2014
IQSE 578, 11:30 a.m.
Mitchell Physics Building


Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering
OSA Student Chapter
Texas A&M University

Sandwiches, salad, and soda to be served at 12:30 noon
(Please see OSA Student Chapter announcement re: activities at 1:00 p.m.)