Biostatistics Student Seminar: Subodh Selukar and Adam Elder

Presentation: The Biology and Epidemiology of Pancreatic Cancer

Speakers: Subodh Selukar and Adam Elder, Graduate Students, UW Biostatistics

Abstract: We discuss hallmarks of cancer general to many types but we focus on pancreatic cancers, pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), in particular. This form of cancer is among the most deadly, with a staggering 5-year survival rate under 10%, and this rate has remained unchanged for years. We introduce the features of this disease and examine the particular hallmarks of PDAC, and we explore possible future avenues for biological and epidemiological research in pursuit of reducing its dire burden on human populations.

Date/Time
Wed, Mar 13, 2019, 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Location
Room F-643 (HSF)