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Lurie Cancer Center Member

John Kessler

John A Kessler, MD

Academic Title:
Co-Director, Neurology; Feinberg School of Medicine

Member of:
Translational Research in Solid Tumors Program (TRIST)


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Cancer-Focused Research:

We have isolated cancer stem cells from more than 40 human glioblastomas, and we are studying mechanisms regualting their proliferation, survival, and differentiation. these studies focus in beta-integrin signaling with an emphasis on the interactions between foacl adhesion kinase signaling and EGF signaling. We are also examining the use of nanoengineered materials to potentially treat glioblastoma