Even amid a pandemic, cancer hasn't yielded and continues to impact so many lives. On November 15th, join Cancer Free Generation, the future leaders of Tower Cancer Research Foundation, as we “Move Over Cancer” and raise money for vital scientific research grants.
How to Participate
We're thrilled to recognize our Honorary Co-Chairs: Dr. Nick McAndrew and Dr. Sarah Koller, and Drs. Sep Rokhsar and Ghazal Rokhsar. These visionary doctors are on the Board of Cancer Free Generation and are some of our frontline heroes treating patients.
This year’s event is untraditional as we are unable to safely gather physically together as group, but we will have exciting opening and closing virtual ceremonies, prizes, and much more!
Contact Dianna Factor (email@example.com; 310-299-8477) for corporate sponsorship opportunities and any questions.
Cancer Free Generation Career Development Grant Recipient
Wenqi Wang, PhD – University of California, Irvine (UCI)
Research Title: Harnessing the Hippo signaling pathway to counteract chemoresistance
Project Summary: Cisplatin-based chemotherapy has been widely used for treating a variety of solid tumors including breast, lung and ovarian cancers. Although initial therapeutic success is achieved, a number of tumors are found to be intrinsically resistant or gradually develop resistance to cisplatin treatment, which greatly limits its therapeutic potential. Notably, cisplatin belongs to the platinum compound family, which are known as the only heavy metal containing drugs used for chemotherapy. Our proposed research will focus on a growth-related signaling pathway, named the Hippo pathway in regulating heavy metal-induced stress response, which results in a unique mechanism accounting for the cisplatin-based chemo-resistance.