Probing the Causes of Cancer

Science for the Public: Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations
February 22, 2021 zoom-recording by Belmont Media Center Community TV

Gerald V Denis PhD, FTOS, Co-Director, BU-BMC Cancer Center Section of Hematology/Oncology; Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, Boston University School of Medicine.

Dr. Denis is a leading researcher in the study of breast cancer, with a particular focus on the disproportionate occurrence of breast cancer in economically and socially stressed minorities. He considers the combination of socioeconomic factors and certain (BET) proteins in both breast and prostate cancers. This mix of social and biological drivers of certain cancers is of increasing interest in medical research. Dr. Denis explains how this broader research is designed and tested --and how it will affect the fight against cancer today.