Regenerative Medicine Lecture Series: Attacking Cancer Stem Cells with Immunotherapy

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
University Union Ballroom 1
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Dr. William J. MurphyThe Sacramento State STEM Scholars Lecture Series welcomes Dr. William J. Murphy, Professor and Acting Chair of the Department of Dermatology and Professor, Department of Internal Medicine (Hematology and Oncology) at UC Davis School of Medicine.

Dr. Murphy will discuss his current research using the immune system to fight cancer stem cells (CSC). Using the immune system to target CSCs represents a new treatment therapy and perhaps a long-term cure to successful tumor eradication. It is believed that these cells are resistant to conventional cancer therapies (chemotherapy and radiation) and why most patients eventually relapse after treatment. Applying immunotherapy after traditional cancer therapies in preclinical models has allowed for successful cancer eradication. 

Dr. Murphy's research, centered on using the immune system to fight disease as well as understanding the complexities by which the immune system is regulated, has been published in more than 200 peer-reviewed publications over the last 30 years.

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