Damon Runyon Researchers

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Christine Iok In Chio, PhD

Dr. Chio works on pancreatic cancer, which is a particularly devastating and difficult-to-treat disease because of its ability to grow in conditions of high oxidative stress-conditions in which normal cells would not survive. She is evaluating the biological role of oxidative stress in pancreatic cancer development and progression, using both in mouse models of pancreatic cancer as well as human tumor samples. Her work may result in a novel therapeutic approach for this disease.  

Project title: "Regulation of the global redox landscape: Investigating the role of Nrf2 in pancreatic cancer development"
Institution: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Named Award: Shirley Stein Fellow
Award Program: Fellow
Sponsor(s) / Mentor(s): David A. Tuveson, MD, PhD
Cancer Type: Pancreatic
Research Area: Cancer Genetics