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  • Dr. Michael Bezuhly, MD, MSc, SM, FRCSC, FAAP

Appointments:

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery (Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery); cross-appointed to Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Affiliations:

IWK Health Centre; Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine

Research Interests:

Drug repurposing; interplay between wound healing, thrombosis, and tumour progression; adipose-derived stem cells and breast cancer; modulation of fibroblasts in desmoplastic reactions 

Reconstruction following mastectomy is part of complete breast cancer care. Increasingly, a technique called autologous fat grafting is being used to restore soft tissue lost to cancer extirpation. Our group is exploring how adipose-derived stem cells in fat grafts may be used to impede tumour growth and improve reconstructive outcomes. Additionally, we are examining how agents used to reduce skin fibrosis may also be capable of modulating the desmoplastic reaction associated with malignant melanoma, thereby reducing the risk of metastasis.

Involvement with BHCRI to date:

Dr. Michael Bezuhly is a Senior Scientist

Phone:

(902) 470-8168

Contact:

IWK Health Centre, 5850/5980 University Avenue, PO Box 9700, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3K 6R8
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