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EIPM Seminar Series: Gürkan Bebek, Ph.D., M.S. "Unveiling the Complexity of Cancer: From Network Analysis to Personalized Medicine"

Gürkan Bebek, Ph.D., M.S. 

Assistant Professor
Case Western Reserve University

Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics
Graduate Program Director — Systems Biology & Bioinformatics MS Program
Department of Nutrition
Computer & Data Sciences Department

Website: Gurkan Bebek

Abstract: "Unveiling the Complexity of Cancer: From Network Analysis to Personalized Medicine"

Network analysis is revolutionizing our understanding of cancer, offering insights into its complex mechanisms and paving the way for personalized medicine. We will explore this multifaceted approach, beginning with its ability to decipher the functional consequences of specific mutations. Through the analysis of interactions within biological networks, we can discover how mutations, such as those in the APC gene in colorectal cancer, trigger cascading effects and interfere with cellular pathways. This understanding of dysregulated pathways forms the foundation for patient stratification. By analyzing network alterations in cancer patients, we can group individuals based on their unique pathway disruptions. Features discovered by frequent subgraph mining offer insights into the underlying disease mechanisms. This approach holds potential for both prognosis prediction and the development of tailored treatment strategies. As an example, we will explain discovering distinct patient groups in low-grade glioma using our unsupervised bottom-up approach. Specific subnetwork alterations both validate our approach and reveal previously unknown subgroups with distinct clinical needs. This exploration of network analysis in cancer research highlights its transformative power in unraveling the complexities of this disease and paving the way for more targeted therapies.

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Meeting ID: 956 5160 1061

Tuesday, April 16 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Belfer Research Building 413 E 69th St., 14th Floor., BB-1401 413 E 69th St, New York, NY 10021.

Event Type

Lecture/Seminar, Continuing Medical Education (CME), Regularly Scheduled CME Event


Institute for Computational Biomedicine, Institute for Precision Medicine


Education, Research





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