Ventana Research Lecture on Targeting for Quiescent Tumor Cells

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

TOPIC: "Rational Development of Targeting Strategy for Quiescent Tumor Cells"
SPEAKER: Cheuk Leung, PhD | Assistant Professor, Pharmacology, University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis

Monday, May 13, 2019
​Noon - 1 p.m.
Auditorium 5104 ABCD, Ventana Medical Systems, 1910 E. Innovation Park Dr.

Through the Science Exchange Collaborative with Ventana Medical Systems, University of Arizona faculty will have access to distinguished speakers Ventana periodically invites to Tucson. The Collaborative's next lecture will be delivered by Cheuk Leung, PhD, assistant professor of pharmacology at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine.

Despite advances in cancer treatments, some tumor cells can survive and persist in a quiescent state, contributing to a reservoir of dormant populations from which drug-resistant cancer relapses emerge. Depleting this reservoir of tumor populations could offer a new venue to combat cancer relapses by intercepting their development in the first place.

Dr. Leung will discuss a targeting approach for quiescent tumor cells by identifying and exploiting features that distinguish them from normal quiescent populations and demonstrate its efficacy and impact in blunting recurrent epithelial tumor growth in cell and animal models.

Due to limited space, these seminars are available to the first 20 UA faculty members who RSVP. Please contact Matt Peters,, to RSVP.

Visitors coming from the UA with MD degrees need to sign a form to be in compliance with the Sunshine Act.

Contact: Matt Peters,

FLYER FOR THIS EVENT:  ventanaresearchforum5-13-19.pdf

Ventana Medical Systems, Auditorium 5104 ABCD
1910 E. Innovation Park Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85755

Contact Info
Matt Peters
(520) 621-4789
Event Contact Department: 
BIOMEDICAL CORPORATE ALLIANCES, University of Arizona (UAHS & Tech Launch Arizona)