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Doug Hanahan, Ph.D.

Doug Hanahan, Ph.D.

Professor of Biochemistry
Member, UCSF Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program (BMS)
Member, Herbert Boyer Program in Biological Sciences (PIBS)

Tumor development is being studied in several cell types, including the pancreatic islets, and the dermis and epidermis of the skin. In each case oncogenes have been introduced into transgenic mice to endow the heritable development of tissue-specific tumors. There are notable similarities in these tumor development pathways, suggestive of common principles.