Public Lecture: Can physicists help defeat cancer?Export this event to calendar

Thursday, November 14, 2013 — 7:00 PM EST

The Guelph Waterloo Physics Institute welcomes Dr. Herbert Levine of Rice University to present a public lecture:

"Can physicists help defeat cancer? A story in the making."

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Cancer is both a genetic and biophysical disease, involving fundamental changes in cells and their interactions. These changes range from the DNA sequence changes to individual cell motility behavior on to tissue dynamics and organization. Similarly, treatments will have to address tumors in a multi-faceted manner. Merely suppressing growth by radiation or chemotherapy, or even specifically targeting individual tumor-specific genetic defects, will in many cases fail to prevent recurrence, metastatic spread and ultimately death. The physics of complex systems can play a critical role in both understanding individual details regarding malignancy, but also in creating a useful integrated picture. This talk will provide an introductory look at some parts of this newly emerging discipline, the physics of cancer. 

Cost 
Free - Parking in St. Jerome's Lot A, off Westmount Ave.
Location 
QNC - Quantum Nano Centre
Room 1103A
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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