Symposium to tackle issues in cancer
The Cancer Center at Beth israel Deaconess Medical Center is working at "Defining New Frontiers to Eradicate Cancer."
Nobel Laureate Phillip Sharp, PhD, of the Koch Center for Cancer Research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will deliver the keynote address at the Cancer Center's first Annual Symposium to be held Wednesday, Oct. 22 through Friday Oct 24 in the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, New Research Building, Harvard Medical School.
Sharp will discuss "Molecular Genetics of Cancer: The Discovery of the miRNA Network," at the symposium that will feature leading cancer researchers from the US and abroad. Other topics up for discussion include targeted cancer therapies, tumor suppressor biology, translational research, molecular genetics and aberrant metabolism and signaling networks in cancer.
"This program brings together leading cancer researchers and clinicians from around the world," notes Cancer Center Director Lewis Cantley, PhD, who together with Co-director Pier Paolo Pandolfi, MD, PhD, will deliver the program's opening remarks on Wednesday afternoon. "This is a tremendous opportunity to learn about the latest advances in cancer research and treatments."
To register for one or more days, or for more information, please visit www.bidmc-cancersymposium.com or call (617) 337-9501 by Oct. 8. A program agenda and complete list of speakers is also available here.