Probing the Causes of Cancer

MON, FEB 22, 2021 (41:05)

Dr. Denis is a leading researcher in the study of breast cancer, with a particular focus on the disproportionate occurrence of breast cancer in economically and socially stressed minorities. He studies the combination of socioeconomic factors and certain (BET) proteins in both breast and prostate cancers in his research. This mix of social and biological drivers is of increasing interest in medical research. Dr. Denis explains how this broader research is designed and tested –and how it will affect the fight against cancer today.

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+ BIO: Gerald V Denis PhD, FTOS

Gerald V Denis PhD, FTOS, studies BET bromodomains proteins and the fundamental mechanisms of transcriptional control of growth and development, and particularly, how chromatin-based disruptions of the eukaryotic cell cycle can lead to malignancy.

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