Meet the Expert - Rolf Brekken

Introduction: 

Dr. Rolf Brekken is and expert in the biological and molecular mechanisms of pancreatic cancer with a particular emphasis on cancer angiogenesis. His research is focused on understanding the mechanisms that drive pancreatic cancer progression, metastasis and treatment thereof. 

   
Title & Affiliation  
  Associate Professor
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Department of Surgery - Division of Oncology
Hamond Center for Therapeutic Oncology Research
Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center
Dallas, Texas, USA
Research Focus  
  Pancreatic Cancer, Angiogenesis, 
Metastasis, Therapeutic Antibodies
Expertise  
  In Vivo pancreatic cancer model; Targeted Therapeutics; VEGF and VEGF-antibodies; Translational Biology
Recent Publications  
  Click for Pubmed Listings

 

Excerpts from the Interview: 

Select individual clips to hear Dr. Brekken share his thoughts on the molecular biology of pancreatic cancer, angiogenesis and targeted therapeutics using anti-VEGF antibodies.

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Clip #1:  My entry into the field of Angiogenesis Research. (4:08 min)

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Clip #2:  Anti-VEGF Therapies. (5:03 min)

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Clip #3:  The Matricellular protein SPARC. (2:32 min)

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Clip #4:  Starting my own lab. (4:27 min)

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Clip #5:  Clinical Intervention. (3:24)

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Clip #6:  Commercialization and Industry Partnerships. (2:47)

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Clip #7:  Targeting the Stroma. (4:43 min)

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Clip #8:  PanCan Mechanisms. (4:09 min)

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Clip #9:  PanCan Therapies. (1:57 min)

 


You can listen to full interview on YouTube below or download the full podcast here:  intro_to_rolf_brekken.mp3

 

 

Interview: