Grants - V Scholar Grants - Utah - 2016

Michelle Mendoza, Ph.D.

Funded by the Stuart Scott Memorial Cancer Research Fund

The most common cause of cancer-related sickness and death is cancer spread throughout the body. Cells become cancer when they have too many changes. In order to stop the effects of these changes, we need to know more about what causes them. My lab is characterizing the cell changes that effect cancer spread in lung and head and neck cancer. This work will help identify the specific changes that could be targeted in new treatments to improve patient well-being and survival.