Khuloud Jaqaman, Ph.D.
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
|Grant ID: R1216|
Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members
Harvard Medical School
August 02, 2012
A crucial part of tumor formation in cancer is the ability of cancer cells to form new blood vessels to supply their increasing needs. Healing from a wound also requires growing new blood vessels, so this is another part of normal cell biology that goes awry in cancer.
Now a researcher at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is trying to understand this process, called angiogenesis, in an effort to interfere with cancer-associated blood vessels. This could have multiple effects on a tumor, from inhibiting its growth to making drug delivery more efficient.