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HPV turns healthy cells into “zombies” and controls when they divide, says Ivan Martinez, a researcher in the WVU School of Medicine and Cancer Institute. Those changes in cell division can lead to cancer in women and men. Martinez is studying how RNA tricks healthy cells into multiplying too fast and forming HPV-related tumors.
On Friday, Nov. 15, the WVU Cancer Institute Science Exchange will be featuring Rajan Gogna, PhD, MS, MBA. Gogna is a cancer biologist whose work identifies a way to potentially make tumors more susceptible to chemotherapy.
Story by Stacey Elza, WVU Research writer