A forum for all things cancer related. Brought to you by the Bio 179 students at Santa Clara University.
Thursday, April 3, 2014
KP's First Post
My name is KP Bugtong and I am a senior bioengineering major. I chose to take this class because I am very interested in cancer as I did breast cancer research last summer. It was fascinating to learn about the molecular and cellular basis behind a certain type of breast cancer (HER2+) because this type of cancer evolved to become resistant to treatment. Also, there have also been instances of cancer within my family. With this class I hope to gain more knowledge of various types of cancers as well as an overview of different types of cancer treatments.
I'm attaching a picture showing the family of receptors, the HER family.
HER2 breast cancer is a particularly nasty form of cancer because it carries a higher risk of metastasis and a lower survival rate.