MEDTalk 2020: Harnessing genomics, halting ALS, and finding freedom
Aug 31, 2020
Our Summer 2020 MEDTalk featured presentations from two stellar IU scientists at the forefront of their fields—one in cancer research, another in neurology—and a fourth-year medical student with a riveting personal story.
Advancing cancer care with genomics
Milan Radovich, PhD is an expert in the use of genomics to develop treatments for cancer, particularly the most difficult-to-cure forms of breast cancer. His promising research bridges the gap between laboratory research and clinical care. He describes how research is enabling cancer care to be tailored to each patient, looking at the whole patient rather than just attacking the tumor.
Freedom to Thrive
Guadalupe Jimenez crossed the border from Mexico to the United States when she was still in her mother’s womb. From there, she overcame numerous barriers. In the wake of 9/11, she decided to serve her country—in both Afghanistan and Iraq—as a combat medic. Listen to the incredible story that brought her to IU School of Medicine.
Creeping Paralysis: In Search of Treatment from the World’s Most-Feared Disease
Robert Pascuzzi, MD, is a leading researcher in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, a condition that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, resulting in relentlessly progressive loss of strength and function (often referred to as creeping paralysis). Watch as he walks viewers through the story of ALS and the prospects for finding effective treatment.