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BME Seminars - Jean-Yves Pierga


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Our next "Open Your Mind" seminar is scheduled for this Friday, March 20th, and will take place at Paris Descartes University between 1:30 pm and 3 pm in Salle des Conferences (R229, 2nd floor), Centre Universitaire des Saints-Pères, 45 rue des Saints-Pères, 75006 Paris. A lecture on "Circulating tumour cells  in breast cancer" will be given by Jean-Yves Pierga, Professor of Medicine and Medical Oncology at Paris Descartes University ( Institut Curie, Paris Cancer Center).

Prof. Jean-Yves Pierga is Professor of Medicine and Medical Oncology at Paris Descartes University since 2005. He is a full time medical oncologist at the Institut Curie, Paris Cancer Center. His main research interests are breast cancer treatments, early clinical trials and translational research. Pr Pierga trained as a medical oncologist and obtained a Silver medal from Paris Medical School in 1994. His PhD thesis focused on disseminated tumor cells detection and characterization in breast cancer patients (2003, Paris University XI; Thesis Director: Dr Jean-Paul Thiery). After a post-doctoral fellowship in 2004 at the Royal Marsden London in the Breast Cancer Unit of Pr IE Smith and the Academic Biochemistry Department of Pr M. Dowsett, Pr. Pierga became head of the Day-clinic at the Institut Curie until 2007. He is currently Head of the research program on disseminated and circulating tumor cells at the Institut Curie since 2010.


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