October 7, 2011
Dr. Tim Cripe and co-hosts Dr. Lionel Chow and Dr. Lars Wagner welcome special guest Dr. Stephen Lessnick for an in-depth discussion on the progress to date in understanding the genetics of Ewing`s sarcoma. The challenges of interpreting the gene expression data as well as the ethics of collecting tumor specimens for research purposes are also explored.
Dr. Stephen Lessnick is a Professor of Pediatrics and Oncological Sciences at the University of Utah, where he also serves as an Attending Physician in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Primary Children`s Medical Center in Salt Lake City, UT. He received his PhD in Molecular Biology from UCLA in 1994, and his MD from UCLA in 1996, followed by a residency at Children`s Hospital in Boston, and a fellowship at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Children`s Hospital. Currently, Dr. Lessnick is the Director of the Center for Children`s Cancer Research at Huntsman Cancer Institute, a Jon and Karen Huntsman Presidential Professor in Cancer Research at the University of Utah, and is the Vice Chair for Biology of the Bone Tumor Committee in the Children`s Oncology Group.
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