Cancer Cell

How do cancer cells escape a cancer treatment?

The majority of Canadian cancer patients undergo chemotherapy or radiation therapy, unfortunately, these treatments are not as effective as we would like them to be, therefore, we need to improve them.

In my laboratory, we have developed a new experimental system, which uses microscopes and special biological tools, to study how cancer cells react to chemotherapy or radiation. We have found that after treatment, cancer cells undergo a key event called “checkpoint adaptation.” We are studying this process with the goal to help doctors improve treatments for cancer patients.

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Department of Biological Sciences
University of Lethbridge
4401 University Dr T1K 3M4
Lethbridge AB Canada
Tel: 403 332 4553 Fax: 403 329 2082


pixRoy Golsteyn leads the Cancer Cell Laboratory at the University of Lethbridge. He obtained his PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge in England. His laboratory studies how cancer cells divide with the goal to improve cancer treatments.