The ATS Eastern Seaboard Region and
the Jewish Federation of Greater Wilkes-Barre
Invite you to join us as our guest for a dessert
reception at the Wyoming Valley JCC
60 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre, PA
on Sunday evening,
May 20, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
Yuval Shaked Senior Lecturer & Assistant Professor of the Technion Faculty of Medicine.
Yuval Shaked is an assistant professor and senior lecturer in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology at the Technion Faculty of Medicine. His research focuses on tumor cell biology and cancer therapy. His approach is to examine angiogenesis (the growth of new blood vessels, which is necessary for cancerous tumors to spread), tumor invasion and metastasis, the tumor microenvironment, and cancer stem cells. Prof. Shaked and a team of researchers have been looking at how cancer cells escape conventional therapy and develop resistance to treatment. He recently co-published an article in the scientific journal Cancer Research showing that chemotherapy in mice killed tumor cells but also increased the risk of metastasis.
In addition to his academic career, Prof. Shaked is an industry consultant to several biotech companies
involved in exploring cancer treatment and angiogenesis. He is also co-founder of Sensit Science
LTD., which develops drugs that make tumor cells more responsive to radiation therapy.
RSVP by May 15, 2012 to: No Charge for Reception
Barbara Sugarman , Adult and Cultural Director No Solicitation of Funds
JCC 60 So. River St. Wilkes-Barre PA 18702