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Fighting breast cancer at the molecular level

scientists are testing patients who have, or are suspected to have, breast cancer. Once a tumor and affected tissues are removed from a patient, they are sent to the LSU Vet School, which analyzes the genes and searches for breast-cancer-specific markers. There is already such a test for prostate cancer, Kousoulas said.

The project was initiated by Peter J. Bostick, M.D., a surgical oncologist and adjunct associate professor of medicine at the LSU Vet School, and Floyd Roberts, M.D., director of Baton Rouge General Medical Centers Graduate Medical Education and Research programs. Also involved in the project is Richard F. Burroughs, M.D., director of the Baton Rouge General Regional Cancer Center.

Initial funding of $80,000, as well as a commitment for additional matching funds, has been awarded to Baton Rouge General Medical Center by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation Helen S. Barnes Fund, the Lamar Family Fund and the General Health System Foundation to fund the breast cancer research program with the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. The LSU Vet School is involved because its molecular medicine program works to enhance research in comparative medicine, which is the method of comparing medicine for humans and animals.

Along with directing the molecular medicine program, Kousoulas established and directs the Gene Probes and Expression Systems Laboratory, or GeneLab, in the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology. The GeneLab works to train students, faculty and staff in the effective use of new molecular technologies. Kousoulas is also a professor of veterinary virology and biotechnology at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine.


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Contact: Kristine Calongne
kcalong@lsu.edu
225-578-5985
Louisiana State University
1-Feb-2001


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