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Stars in Nutrition & Cancer

Mechanisms Leading to the Formation of Human Malignancies

Star Speakers

Robert Weinberg, PhD
Member, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

Daniel K. Ludwig and American Cancer Society Research Professor of Molecular Biology
Dept. of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA

Meeting Date

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

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Meeting Materials

Meeting Time

9:00-9:15 am – Opening Remarks
9:15-10:15 am – Lecture & Discussion
10:15-11:00 am – Reception

Meeting Location

Lipsett Amphitheater
Building 10
NIH Main Campus

Meeting Objectives

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to understand:

  • Identify the newest and most significant advances in basic nutrition science and how they relate to cancer;
  • Assess how nutritional science research can contribute to NCI's goal of eliminating the cancer burden by the year 2015;
  • Understand the genetic rules that govern the formation of primary tumors;
  • Appreciate how primary tumors become invasive and metastatic; and
  • Comprehend how cancer cells recruit normal cells into tumor masses.