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Dr. Candelaria Gomez-Manzano

Dr. Candelaria Gomez-Manzano

Regular Member

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Departments of Neuro-Oncology and Cancer Genetics

My laboratory is involved in basic/translational-oriented research with the ultimate goal of finding a cure for patients with malignant gliomas.

Our vision is analyzing the tumor phenotype as the product of molecular interactions among several cellular compartments. Tumors consist of distinct cellular compartments and specialized extracellular matrices which crosstalk governs the cellular and molecular pathways involved in cancer modeling. Thus, cancer stem cells properties, vascular formation, and macrophage recruitment, among other cancer essential events, are largely dependent on the tumor-host interactions. In this line of thinking, the tumor could be considered the sum of all these interactions. Of clinical relevance, a better understanding of the multi-compartmental crosstalk might help us to decipher the mechanisms underlying the resistance of solid tumors to current therapies and, ultimately, open new avenues for the development of novel therapeutic strategies for patients suffering from malignant gliomas.

My laboratory is open to all the students committed to our common goal: the eradication of cancer. During their rotation, students will be exposed to an academic environment by: a) Learning a variety of techniques used in molecular and cellular biology studies, examination of normal and pathological anatomy and histopathology of the brain, and optional manipulation of animal models; b) Training in oral and written presentations; c) Communications to meetings; d) Training in fellowship applications; e) Scientific networking; f) Ethic aspects in science research.

Program Affiliation:

Program in Cancer Biology



MDACC Faculty

Contact Information

Phone: 713.834.6260


Office: MDA BSRB S5.8316a (Unit 1002)

Title: Associate Professor


M.D. - University Central of Barcelona - 1988