Hi all! My name is Milica Krstic and I am a PhD student within the department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Western University. I work in Dr. Ann Chambers’ and Dr. Alan Tuck’s lab located at London Health Sciences Centre’s London Regional Cancer Program.
You may have seen my previous blog posts where I discussed my work studying how and why early breast cancer lesions progress to invasive cancer.
On November 19th, I travelled to my hometown of Windsor, Ontario to attend the 3rd Biennial International Cancer Research Conference hosted by the Windsor Cancer Research Group. I was invited to give an oral presentation about my research, focusing on a protein called TBX3 and the molecular mechanisms by which it promotes breast cancer progression [picture shown above]. In the audience were several experts across multiple disciplines, including research scientists (from both biology and chemistry-related fields), pathologists, oncologists, industry professionals and so on. The oral presentations and poster presentations were fascinating and great at fostering scientific discussion. I’m glad that I attended this conference and would suggest it to others as well!
The goal of my research project is to be able to predict which early breast cancer lesions will progress to invasion – this would allow us to stratify patients into risk groups, which would ultimately influence treatment strategies. I have begun the fourth year of my PhD training and work towards this goal every day!
Previous blog posts from Milica Krstic