Cancer Therapy Reinvented | Dr. John C. Herr | TEDxCharlottesville by TEDx Talks   5 years ago

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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Cancer Research

Reinvent Cancer Therapy By Targeting Tumor Surface Proteins Restricted Normally to Growing Eggs - Dr. John C. Herr, a Professor of Cell Biology, Urology, and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Virginia Medical School, is fusing knowledge from the fields of reproductive biology and cancer biology to re-imagine the future of cancer diagnosis and therapy. His audacious goal is to end chemotherapy as we now know it. Dr. Herr will explain how basic research on genes activated only in the ovary is leading to paradigm-shifting insights into the fundamental nature of a wide variety of cancers, including some of the most insidious and numerous. The insight that cancers take on characteristics of the egg is opening striking opportunities for novel methods of cancer detection and for path-breaking therapies with limited adverse effects on healthy normal tissues.

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