Dora Lam-Himlin – “Tumors, Neoplasia, and Cancer: Observations through a Microscope”

Speaker: Dora Lam-Himlin, MD. is a practicing pathologist at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona where she specializes in gastrointestinal and liver pathology. She completed her medical school training at Drexel University School of Medicine followed by an anatomic and clinical pathology residency at the University of Maryland Medical center. Following a fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, she joined the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona in 2010 as a senior associate consultant and assistant professor. Research interests include inflammatory and neoplastic disorders of the luminal gastrointestinal tract, pancreatic cancer, and liver biology.

Location: Biodesign Auditorium

Web Cast: View Live Web Cast

Date & Time: April 4th, 2013 12:00 p.m.

Title: Tumors, Neoplasia, and Cancer: Observations through a Microscope

Abstract: Pathologists observe the biology of cancer on a daily basis, diagnosing new cancers and staging known cancers simply by looking into a simple tool invented nearly 500 years ago. The low tech microscope yields nothing more than a magnified picture, but careful observation will allow specific patterns to emerge. These patterns are the foundation for our understanding of tumors, neoplasia, and cancer. Tumor (“swelling”), neoplasia (“new growth”), and cancer (“crab”) are words often used synonymously among physicians and patients, but they have specific meanings in the world of pathology and oncology. This lecture will focus on some of the basic concepts of neoplasia, discuss patterns of injury and cell growth, and summarize some observations from this biology watcher and pathologist.

Thank you and if you have questions please contact Amanda Wilber! And don’t forget, coffee will be served!

Amanda Wilber, Center for the Convergence of Physical Science and Cancer Biology

Arizona State University | P.O. Box 871504 | Tempe, AZ 85287

480.965.3860 | Fax: 480.965.6362
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