Science Exploration Series: "Inflammation and Cancer: Understanding how to design better treatment regimens"


Location: 101 Jordan Hall of Science

Reggie Hill

Are you looking for activities around campus on football Saturdays? Stop by the Science Exploration Series in the Jordan Hall of Science! This event is free and open to the public.

Prior to the Oklahoma game, Reginald Hill, the Archibald Assistant Professor of Cancer Biology, will give a presentation called, "Inflammation and Cancer: Understanding how to design better treatment regimens."

Pancreatic cancer has a 5-year survival rate of only 6%.  Inflammation can account for up to 90% of the tumor bulk and is believed to serve as a physical impediment to effective pharmacological treatment.  This talk will cover how the use of novel animal models and newly-established assay systems help us to understand how inflammation contributes to the most important aspects of cancer:  initiation, progression, and therapeutic resistance.