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University of Colorado Cancer Center

University of Colorado Cancer Center, A National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center
 

Margaret Wierman, MD

Preceptor


Specialty:

Endocrinology

Location:

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Department of Endocrinology 

Prerequisites:

College or Medical school

Number of Openings: 2

Program Objective:

To study pituitary tumorigenesis

Program Description:

College students will be introduced to molecular endocrinology. The current summer project with be focused on predicting response to medical therapies with Growth hormone tumors causing acromegaly. A new focus of this lab is on using gene array technology to compare human pituitary tumors and normal pituitary from autopsy samples.

A list of potential genes has been identified and studies will ask whether these proteins are markers for tumor type or aggressiveness and study the function of these proteins in the development or maintenance of pituitary tumors.