#TomorrowsDiscoveries: Chemotherapy-Resistant Breast Cancer Stem Cells | Dr. Gregg Semenza

Gregg Semenza

Gregg Semenza M.D. PhD
Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Gregg L. Semenza is a professor of pediatrics, radiation oncology and molecular radiation sciences, biological chemistry, medicine, and oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Semenza is the C. Michael Armstrong Professor of Pediatrics and serves as the director of the vascular program at the Institute for Cell Engineering. One of today’s preeminent researchers on the molecular mechanisms of oxygen regulation, Dr. Semenza has led ... View full profile

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#TomorrowsDiscoveries: While chemotherapy attacks and kills 99 percent of breast cancer cells, it leaves behind chemotherapy-resistant cancer stem cells, which can later cause metastatic tumors. Dr. Gregg Semenza’s team has identified a way to overcome the resistance of cancer stem cells to chemotherapy, completely eradicating breast tumors in mice. Learn more about Dr. Semenza’s work: http://ow.ly/PrVEo