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Huxford, ACS Research Scholar Grant recipient to speak on cancer research at Relay for Life Lake Stevens


May 9, 2011

Dr. Tom Huxford will be a guest speaker at Relay for Life Lake Stevens.

Dr. Tom Huxford will be guest speaker at Relay for Life Lake Stevens on Saturday, May 14. Huxford is an American Cancer Society Research Scholar Grant recipient and will bring a wealth of information about his work in cancer research including how close they are to finding cures for cancer.

Some of the current areas of research focus in the Huxford Lab include cell survival through activation and regulation of NF-kappaB, assembly and repair of muscle proteins, and recognition of biologically active lipids by therapeutic antibodies.

Dr. Huxford will be available all day to answer questions with survivors, team captains, teams and any of the Lake Stevens Relay for life participants.

Huxford was born and raised in rural Polk County, Oregon. He attended Brigham Young University where he majored in Biochemistry and conducted undergraduate research in analytical separations.

In 1995, he moved to San Diego where he earned a Ph.D. under Dr. Gourisankar Ghosh in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of California San Diego.

Researchers in his laboratory use structural and biochemical approaches to uncover novel molecular mechanisms involved in diseases such as cancer.

In addition, to the Relay For Life of Lake Stevens event day May 14, Dr. Huxford is available at a community meet and greet on Friday, May 13 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

If you are interested in attending this small gathering please contact Dr. Huxford’s sister Janice at 425-766-1219.

For additional information regarding the Relay For Life Of Lake Stevens or Dr. Tom Huxford please email


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