Greater insight into hedgehog dependent cancers

Medicine

06Dec2018 12Dec2018 12:00

PhD defence ceremony

Hedgehog-dependent cancers make up a large fraction of all cancers diagnosed worldwide. Aberrant activation of the Hedgehog (Hh) signaling pathway occurs in malignancies of the breast, lungs, stomach, skin and pancreas. Outcomes vary strongly, however. Almost none of the cases of pancreatic cancer are cured, while basal cell carcinoma, a form of skin cancer that occurs at much higher incidences, is rarely fatal. Veronique Veenstra investigates the different Hh pathway activation mechanisms in the two diseases.

V.L. Veenstra: Molecular Understanding of Hedgehog-Dependent Cancers. From Pathways to Patients.

Supervisors

Prof. H.W.M. van Laarhoven

Prof. J.P. Medema

Co-supervisor

Dr M.F. Bijlsma

Location

  • Agnietenkapel

    Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231 | 1012 EZ Amsterdam
    +31 (0)20 525 2362

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Entrance

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Location

  • Agnietenkapel

    Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231 | 1012 EZ Amsterdam
    +31 (0)20 525 2362

    Go to detailpage

Entrance

This event is open to the public.

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