About the Lab
The Azzam Lab tackles advanced cancers through the usage of functional precision medicine in cancer treatment as well as a multifaceted study of cancer stem cells, the cells responsible for cancer relapse and metastasis.
Projects in the lab include the implementation of functional precision medicine to assess efficacious treatment options in advanced pediatric and adult cancers, examination of the impact of environmental toxins on cancer stem cell development, and functional analysis of the neuroinflammatory biomarker TSPO in glioblastoma.
Assistant Professor, Lab Director
Research Specialist I
Arlet Maria Acanda De La Rocha
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