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Top Physician-Scientists Discuss State of Cancer Research at Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Symposium
Date:4/8/2009

Conference Features Renowned Translational Cancer Researchers and Updates on Key Discoveries, Plus Panel Discussion with Academic and Industry Leaders

NEW YORK, April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Internationally renowned physician-scientists will discuss the rapidly changing cancer research landscape in the US, plus important recent discoveries in translational cancer research, during the first Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Clinical Investigator Symposium.

The April 27th event, to be held in partnership with the New York Academy of Sciences, includes a panel discussion on the evolving partnership between academia and industry in research and drug development.

Highlights:

  • Robert A. Weinberg, Ph.D., of the Whitehead Institute and MIT, will deliver the keynote address focusing on the molecular basis of malignancy. Dr. Weinberg is one of the nation's most distinguished cancer researchers, most widely known for his pioneering discovery of the first human oncogene (Ras).
  • A panel discussion titled "Moving from Discovery through Development - The Evolving Relationship between Academia and Industry." Panel participants include senior scientists from leading academic cancer centers and representatives from industry:
  • Jakob Dupont, M.D., Medical Director, BioOncology, Genentech, Inc.;
  • Richard B. Gaynor, M.D., VP, Cancer Research and Global Oncology, Eli Lilly and Co.;
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