Speakers’ Series to examine innovative cancer treatments


Pima Community College chemistry instructor Christopher Cabello will present “Teaching an Old Drug New Tricks,” on Feb. 2. It is the first of three installments of PCC’s 2016 Spring Speakers’ Series.

Cabello, who holds a Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry from the University of Arizona, will talk about using older, abandoned drugs and repurposing them to fight cancer. He will also discuss emerging ideas for treatment and prevention of cancer.

The presentation will begin at 6 p.m. in Community Board Room C-105 at the District office, 4905 E. Broadway Blvd. Admission is free and light refreshments will be available.

Cabello has been an instructor in chemistry at PCC since 2008. He is the author or co-author of more than 20 peer-reviewed journal articles.

Two additional presentations in the Spring Speakers’ Series will take place.

On March 1, computer aided drafting and design instructor Steve Grede will discuss PCC students’ involvement in the preservation of the Tucson Community Center. On April 5, biology instructor Timothy Cruz will give a presentation on “The Biology of Music.”

The Speakers’ Series is co-sponsored by acting Provost Dolores Durán-Cerda and the PCC Faculty Senate.

PCC chemistry instructor Christopher M. Cabello kicks off the 2016 Speakers’ Series, Feb. 2. (Photo courtesy of PCC)

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