Thanks to Sherlock, who found and sent me the link (grazie mille!), I was able to listen to the presentation given by Dr. William H. Matsui (leader of the Johns Hopkins University myeloma stem cell team) at the April 12-16 annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, or AACR. Dr. Matsui’s presentation, titled “Targeting cancer stem cells in multiple myeloma,” is a brilliant review of myeloma stem cells versus normal stem cells, cyclopamine, the Hedgehog signaling pathway, GRN163L, why myeloma patients relapse and so on. A lot of info!
Here is the link: http://tinyurl.com/4kf9mu If for some reason it doesn’t work for you, then just go to the AACR homepage, look on the right-hand side and click on Annual Meeting 2008. Then do a search for “Matsui,” and you will be directed to the correct page. It takes a minute or so to load the slides and whatnot, so please be patient.
One more thing: the presentation is almost 42 minutes long and a bit on the technical side, so be prepared. But I found it fascinating, and it gave me a lot of food for thought…and for future posts!