On November 2, 2016, a packed house gathered at the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research to hear KI faculty member and David H. Koch Professor of Science Michael Yaffe deliver his masterclass presentation,“Using Systems Biology to Improve Cancer Treatment.” His insights took us inside the secret lives of cancer cells to explore how small changes in signaling pathways can lead to significant changes in tumor development and therapeutic response. In keeping with one of the recommendations in the recent Cancer Moonshot Blue Ribbon Panel report, this evening networking event explored intercellular communication and the activation of cellular “backup” systems that promote chemotherapy resistance. The evening was enjoyed by all and featured presentations from the Yaffe Lab and an exclusive opportunity to take a photo with your favorite version of Michael Yaffe, the master of many trades: Lt. Colonel, Surgeon, and Professor. View photos of the event on Facebook or watch the video below.
This program is the fourth of five special with/in/sight events celebrating our fifth anniversary and highlighting the pillars of progress in MIT’s cancer research program, and will also interactive demonstrations by Koch Institute trainees.