Professor invited to share cancer expertise
posted Thursday, January 17th, 2013 @ 12:00 pm
Dr. Girish Shah, basic pharmaceutical sciences professor at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, was asked to present and join the organizing committee for the International Conference on Genetic Syndromes and Gene Therapy.
The conference was recently held in San Antonio, Texas and attended by scientists from several countries, including Europe, Korea and Singapore.
Shah presented, "Adenoassociated virus-mediated anti-calcitonin ribozyme therapy inhibits growth and metastasis of prostate cancer."
"I talked about how gene therapy, based on blocking calcitonin synthesis, can lead to regression of aggressive prostate cancer," he said. "As a member of the organizing committee, I was involved in development of the meeting program, in addition to the selection of topics and speakers."