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November 9, 2017 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Category: Seminar
Location: Scott Hall #3125 | Map
540 E. Canfield
Detroit, MI 48201
Cost: Free
Audience: Current Graduate Students, Faculty

JianJun Wang, PhD

Professor of Microbiology, Immunology and Biochemistry, Wayne State University School of Medicine

"Kill or No-kill: A choice for a New Cancer Therapy"

ABSTRACT

In order to solve the major challenges of the current cytotoxicity based cell-killing cancer therapy for therapeutic resistance, side-effect and cancer recurrence, we are developing a new cell-converting cancer therapy that does not kill cancer cells, but converts cancer cells into non-malignant normal cells for high treatment efficacy using a novel protein-induced reprogramming and re-differentiation strategy. The success of this new cancer therapy will be transforming to change the way of thinking on fundamentals of cancer research and therapy, having a major impact in cancer medicine. If proven successful in clinics, this new cancer therapy will provide a groundbreaking new cancer therapeutic strategy with minimal toxic side-effects, no observable therapeutic resistance and cancer recurrence, potentially leading to a cancer cure in late stage cancer patients.

For more information about this event, please contact Suzanne Shaw at 577-5325 or sshaw@wayne.edu.