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Filmus, Jorge

University of Toronto


After finishing postdoctoral training at the Princess Margaret Hospital Cancer Centre, Dr. Filmus worked as a Scientist at Connaught Laboratories in Toronto. In 1991 he started his own laboratory at the Sunnybrook Research Institute, and was appointed Assistant professor at the Dept. of Medical Biophysics, Univ. of Toronto. One of the main discoveries made by Dr. Filmus has been the identification of Glypican-3 as a marker and a therapeutic target in hepatocellular carcinoma.

Research Interest

Cell Signalling & Metabolism; Predictive Oncology & Therapeutics; Stem Cells & Developmental Biology (includes Cancer Stem Cells); Cell Biology & Cancer Models

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