The 2014 Lasker Public Lecture w/ Award-Winning Cancer Researcher Charles Sawyers

Secret Science Club & the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation present

The 2014 Lasker Public Lecture w/ Award-Winning Cancer Researcher Charles Sawyers

Tuesday · June 10, 2014

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

The 2014 Lasker Public Lecture w/ Award-Winning Cancer Researcher Charles Sawyers
Each of us is made of trillions of cells. It’s scary to think that just one or a tiny group gone wrong can bring down our whole being. But that is how cancer cells operate---their genes mutate, and then they go rogue, multiplying and refusing to die. Charles Sawyers fights on the front lines against deadly cancers. In clinical trials of new cancer drugs, he has observed dying patients dramatically improve, and he has also witnessed relapses when resistance to drugs develops. Cancer cells are tragically, maddeningly crafty. But scientists are crafty, too, and recent advances allow them to study and defeat cancer cells in ways unthinkable in the past. Dr. Sawyers explores the science “From Cancer Genomics to Cancer Drugs” and asks: What are key findings from the collaborative cancer genome sequencing project? How are new treatments developed? What future therapies, such as immune system drugs, are part of the hunt for new cures? Will cancer one day be acontrollable condition? A pioneer of one of the first-ever targeted molecular drugs for cancer treatment, Dr. Sawyers recently developed one of the newest---translating lab discoveries into clinical trials and life-extending therapies. Charles Sawyers is chair of the Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and professor in the Cell and Developmental Biology Program and Department of Medicine at the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences. Dr. Sawyers has received numerous accolades, including the Lasker-Debakey Clinical Medical Research Award (often hailed as the American Nobel Prize) for his work on the development of a molecularly targeted treatment for chronic myeloid leukemia, the Doris Duke Distinguished Clinical Scientist Award, and the 2013 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences. He is past president of the American Association for Cancer Research and serves on the National Cancer Advisory Board. This edition of the Secret Science Club is sponsored by the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation. The Foundation works to foster the prevention and treatment of disease and disabilities by honoring excellence in basic and clinical science, educating the public, and advocating for support of medical research. Yeah! BEFORE & AFTER

--Groove to genetically altered tunes--Imbibe our scientifically inspired cocktail, the Cell-o-bration!--Stick around for the scintillating Q&A
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Venue Information:
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215