Academy of Sciences of St Louis Science Seminar Series – Joshua Rubin, MD, PhD
Is being male a cancer predisposition syndrome? The unintended consequences of evolutionary pressures that drive sex differences in body sizes
The hypothesis is that cancer in males is not the same as cancer in females. Should we think about treating males and females differently, even when they have the “same” type of cancer? Find out in this fascinating talk that looks at the sex differences in malignant brain tumor incidence and survival, the evolutionary pressures that drive sex differences within a species, and the developmental mechanisms that result in male versus female phenotypes.
St. Louis County Library – Florissant Valley Branch
195 New Florissant Road, South Florissant, MO 63031