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Endometrial cancer (cancer of the epithelilal lining of the uterus) is 4th most common cancer of women. The pathogenesis of endometrial cancer is complex, involving hormones, dietary factors, and mutations in oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes. Another complicating feature of endometrial cancer is that African-American patients have worse survival; this may be due, in part, to more aggressive disease in African-American patients. Our research lab studies molecular mechanisms of endometrial cancer invasion and metastasis. A research project in our laboratory will give students experience in cancer biology and molecular biology methodology. The student will learn techniques of cancer cell culture, histology, and molecular biology. Applicants should submit a resume, application letter, and a summary of courses taken at UNC with grades.

Faculty Advisor
Dr. Russell Broaddus
Research Supervisor
Andrew Gladden
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