Author | Virginia Espina, PhD

Articles

New Approach Prevents Invasiveness of Ductal Carcinoma In Situ of the Breast

April 20, 2012

ByLance A. Liotta, MD, PhD|Virginia Espina, PhD

Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is the most commonly diagnosed, noninvasive type of breast cancer in women. In this interview Dr. Lance Liotta and Professor Virginia Espina, whose laboratory has been one the first to successfully culture living DCIS cells, discuss novel ways to stop breast cancer before it becomes invasive and malignant.

Breast Cancer Stem Cells: A New Target for Therapy

January 15, 2011

ByGiulia Federici, MS|Virginia Espina, PhD|Lance A. Liotta, MD, PhD|Kirsten H. Edmiston, MD

The cancer stem cell (CSC) theory was first proposed to explain the fact that only a small proportion of leukemia or solid tumor cells have the capacity to induce growing tumors in immunodeficient mice.[1,2]