16 April 2014

Rethinking Cancer Research

For the week of April 20th, 2014

Cancer survival rates are tied directly to whether or not the cancer spreads—or metastasizes—from its point of origin. The body’s lymph node system is supposed to find and destroy cancerous cells. With some cancer patients, the lymph nodes do their job, but with others, the cancerous cells seize the advantage. On this week’s Access Minnesota, University of Minnesota Researcher Dr. Akhouri Sinha discusses cancer survival rates and the important role that lymph nodes play.

  • Guest: Dr. Akhouri Sinha, Professor of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development, and of Urology at the University of Minnesota, and Research Scientist at the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Issues: Shortcomings with current cancer research techniques; How lymph nodes reveal additional information about prostate cancer; The War on Cancer; How genes may affect one’s ability to fight metastasis

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