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Tikvah K. Hayes, PhD

Dr. Hayes is focused on understanding and identifying mechanisms of resistance to cancer therapies.  Why some cancers respond to some therapies at first, but later become unresponsive, is not well understood. Small cell lung cancer is an ideal cancer to investigate how and why chemotherapy, the oldest and most prescribed cancer regimen, initially causes tumor reduction but ultimately fails after some period of time. She will use a multifaceted approach to interrogate chemotherapeutic resistance with the goal of identifying new methods to enhance patient treatment.

Project title: "Systematic genomic and functional analysis of small cell lung cancer"
Institution: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Named Award: David M. Livingston MD Fellow
Award Program: Fellow
Sponsor(s) / Mentor(s): Matthew L. Meyerson, MD, PhD
Cancer Type: Lung
Research Area: Genomics