Smiling for Smiddy Cell Cycle Melanoma Research

The Smiling for Smiddy Cell Cycle Research Group has several themes for their research. They are investigating a mechanism involved in repair of ultraviolet radiation induced damage that is defective in a high proportion of melanomas, trying to find the molecular basis of the defect, and how they can selectively destroy melanomas with this defect.

The lab is also investigating a second defect that is common in melanomas and other cancers, especially lung cancer, and is working to develop drugs that they have found target this defect for clinical use, with the third focus on a project developing drugs they have identified as selectively targeting cervical cancers for clinical application.

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