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Insights into Cancer – June 9, 2015

Genes and Cancer: Truths and Myths

Presented by Bartosz Chmielowski, MD

About the Lecture

Dr. Chmielowski discusses the importance of the genetic code and its influence on cancer development. He will clarify which cancers may run in the family, who should undergo genetic testing, and which prophylactic interventions may help people at risk. He will explain how the deeper understanding of genetics led to progress in the treatment options.

About the Speaker

Bartosz Chmielowski, MD is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology-Oncology at the University of California Los Angeles. He is originally Polish and he graduated from the Medical School at Wroclaw, Poland. He moved to the United States to pursue research career in immunology at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA. He concentrated on studying T cell development in the thymus, especially the processes of positive and negative selection. His research resulted in a PhD thesis. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA, and next, did his fellowship in Hematology-Oncology at UCLA. Dr. Chmielowski has been a UCLA faculty member since 2008, and his both clinical and laboratory research concentrates on the development of new therapies for patients with melanoma and sarcoma.

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