Michigan's Wicha Presents VCC Juckett Lecture
- By Charles H. M. Brooks
Max Wicha, MD presented “Clinical Implications of Cancer Stem Cells” as part of the J. Walter Juckett Lecture Series. More than 100 attendees were present for the lecture, which was held at 12:00 PM in the Carpenter Auditorium in the UVM Given Building. Dr. Wicha was introduced by VCC Co-Director Gary Stein, PhD.
The presentation focused on Wicha's own research and experience with cancer stem cells as well as several similar peer-reviewed studies. Wicha, whose work with cancer stem cells has received national recognition, took numerous questions following the presentation.
Dr. Wicha is the founding director of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. He also serves as the Distinguished Professor of Oncology, Professor of Internal Medicine, and is nationally known for his research in the field of breast oncology. His lab was part of the team that first discovered stem cells in breast cancer, the first described in any human solid tumor. Dr. Wicha is also active as a clinician, specializing in the treatment of breast cancer patients. He has served as Chairman of the Board of the Association of American Cancer Institutes and as past Chairman for the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Center Support Review Committee.
The Juckett Distinguished Lecture Series is supported in part by the Lake Champlain Cancer Research Organization. For more information, contact Charlie Brooks, Vermont Cancer Center events coordinator, at 802-656-2176 or firstname.lastname@example.org.