National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers Science Writers' Seminar Series in Los Angeles:
Knowledge about cancer genetics is rapidly expanding, with implications for all aspects of cancer management, including prevention, screening, and treatment. Please join us for an in-depth look at the latest scientific discoveries about cancer and your genes. The seminar will provide perspective on timely issues such as genetic counseling and related ethical issues, risk of cancer due to one's genetic makeup, and the latest gene tests for early detection of cancer.
Who: Peter Laird, Ph.D. (USC Norris) DNA-based Early Detection of Cancer
Steve Libutti, M.D. (NCI) The Latest on Gene Tests for Thyroid Cancer
Mark Pegram, M.D. (UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center) Molecularly Targeted Therapies
Dennis Deapen, Ph.D. (USC Norris) Genetics & Cancer Risk in Ethnic Populations
Joyce Seldon, M.S. (UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center) Hereditary Cancers
Jeffery Weitzel, M.D. (City of Hope) Ethics and Cancer Genetics and Counseling
When: Wednesday, February 23, 2005, from 11 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
Join us for talks that will begin at 11a.m., followed by lunch served at noon. Additional talks and a Q&A session will conclude at 1:30 p.m.
Where: USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, Calif.
1441 Eastlake Ave. (corner of Eastlake Ave. and Biggy St.)
USC Norris can be accessed via I-5, I-10 and the 101 (Hollywood Freeway). For directions, please go to http://www.usc.edu/about/visit/hsc/driving/. Free valet parking will be available.
For those outside of the L.A. area who cannot attend in person, an archived version of the seminar will be available at http://videocasPage: 1 2 Related medicine news :1
Contact: NCI Press Officers
NIH/National Cancer Institute
. Antibiotics protect nerves in mice by turning on genes2
. Timing appears essential to combining antiangiogenesis and radiation therapy3
. Molecular clock genes influence metabolism of sugar and dietary fats4
. Angiogenesis therapy successful for peripheral arterial disease5
. Hunt for autism genes to be led by Hopkins researchers6
. Mechanism found that protects aggressive melanoma from angiogenesis inhibitors7
. OHSU researchers uncover genes involved in early stages of Alzheimers disease8
. Inactivation of Alzheimers disease genes in mice causes dementia and brain degeneration9
. Angiogenesis gene linked to biomarkers in breast cancer10
. Tumor suppressor genes predict bladder cancer future11
. Switched-off genes put first chink in colon cells anti-tumor armor