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Is Being Male a Cancer Predisposition Syndrome? The Unintended Consequences of Evolutionary Pressures that Drive Sex Differences in Body Size

Thursday, March 21, 2019 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Free

St. Louis County Library – Florissant Valley Branch
195 New Florissant Road, South
Florissant, MO 63031 United States + Google Map

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Registration required. Register below!

rubin-glioblastoma-sex-differences-1-600x441Featured Speaker: Joshua B. Rubin, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Pediatrics and Neuroscience, Co-Director, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology, St Louis Children’s Hospital, and Co-Leader, Solid Tumor Therapeutics Program, Siteman Cancer Center, Washington University School of Medicine

The hypothesis is that cancer in males is not the same as cancer in females. Should we think about treating males and females differently, even when they have the “same” type of cancer? Find out in this fascinating talk that looks at the sex differences in malignant brain tumor incidence and survival, the evolutionary pressures that drive sex differences within a species, and the developmental mechanisms that result in male versus female phenotypes.


Video by: Huy Mach, Gaia Remerowski/Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Is Being Male a Cancer Predisposition Syndrome is a Science in St. Louis Series partnership of the The Academy of Science – St. Louis and St. Louis County Libraries.

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Date:
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Time:
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Cost:
Free
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Venue

St. Louis County Library – Florissant Valley Branch
195 New Florissant Road, South
Florissant, MO 63031 United States
+ Google Map