Senior Group leader, Division of Molecular Pathology, Oncode Institute and the Netherlands Cancer Institute
In this webinar, you will learn:
Histological techniques have provided important information on stem cells and cancer. However, they draw static images of dynamic processes.
To capture the dynamic nature of these cell populations, the van Rheenen group has developed intravital microscopy, which allows you to visualize individual cells in real-time in whole bodies. Cancer and stem cell populations are rare and change over time, so the ability to image them in this way uncovers multiple important factors within the single-cell heterogeneity crucial to tissue homeostasis, tumor initiation, and tumor progression.
In this talk, Prof Jacco van Rheenen presents his work on the identity, behavior, and fate of cells that drive the initiation and progression of cancer using intravital microscopy. He discusses how these technologies give valuable insight into cancer cell development, tissue homeostasis, tumor growth, and metastasis.
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