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Lurie Cancer Center Member

Tsutomu Kume

Tsutomu Kume, PhD

Academic Title:
Associate Professor, Medicine, Cardiology Division; Feinberg School of Medicine

Member of:
Tumor Invasion, Metastasis and Angiogenesis (TIMA)


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Cancer-Focused Research:

Current studies include the role of Foxc transcription factors in pathological angiogenesis, and we have published a paper demonstrating that the Foxc2 transcription factor is highly expressed in the tumor vasculature and regulates tumor angiogenesis (Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 392: 201-206, 2010). However, the mechamism(s) underlying the basis for Foxc2 function in tumor growth and angiogenesis remains to be elucidated. Therefoe, we will seek to address this fundamental question. With expertise in angiogenesis, we will also seek to develop therapeutic strategies designed to inhibit tumor angiogenesis.