Mina Bissell, PhD, distinguished senior scientist and senior adviser to the laboratory director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (photo by Jim Howe)
A researcher's brief explanation of how cancer develops
Renowned cancer researcher Mina Bissell, PhD, explains, in everyday language, some key points about cancer and how it develops. This includes the role of a cell's microenvironment, the extracellular matrix and laminin, a protein that is part of that matrix. Bissell, the distinguished senior scientist and senior advisor to the laboratory director at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California, visited Upstate to deliver the annual Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund lecture.