This week, on Feb 4th for our regular Thursday seminar we had Assistant Professor Amanda Hummon from Notre Dame University. Her main topic was on cancer and proteomics, more specifically on colon cancer. The beginning of Dr. Hummon’s presentation focused solely on cancer as a disease. Some basic facts are present in all types of cancer, such as increased growth rate, desensitization of cells to outside stimuli, avoidance of apoptosis, high vascularization, etc. Dr.