April 30, 2004

Cancer and Inflammation

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Photo by Dana Johnson

Lisa M. Coussens, Ph.D., (left), assistant professor in residence at the University of California, San Francisco, Cancer Research Institute, examines a slide of a mammary gland tumor with Barbara Fingleton, Ph.D., research assistant professor of Cancer Biology at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. Coussens was the keynote speaker during a retreat on "cancer and inflammation" at Vanderbilt last week hosted by the Vanderbilt Digestive Disease Research Center. She has collaborated with Fingleton and Lynn M. Matrisian, Ph.D., Ingram Professor of Cancer Research and chair of Cancer Biology at Vanderbilt, on publications about proteolytic enzymes and their role in cancer.