AUGUST 2023 UF Health Cancer Center Member newsletter




Mutations in blood stem cells can exacerbate colon cancer

UF researchers led by Olga Guryanova, Ph.D., have discovered how common, age-related changes in the blood system can make certain colon cancers grow faster. The study, published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, also suggests how these effects might be therapeutically targeted to reduce tumor growth and improve patient survival.

Compared with normal mice (top), colonoscopies detect more and larger tumors in the intestines of mice with clonal hematopoiesis (bottom).

Around The Center


Alberto Perez, Ph.D.

Alberto Perez, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the department of chemistry. His research focuses on understanding the involvement of BET proteins in cancer and disease.



AI Day for Cancer Research

Join us on Oct. 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the UF Health Cancer Center’s AI Day in Cancer Research. The hybrid mini-symposium will take place in CGRC-101 and online via Zoom.

Save the Date AI symposium