Yale’s Pusztai Presents VCC Juckett Lecture
- By Jennifer Nachbur
The Vermont Cancer Center at the University of Vermont and Fletcher Allen Health Care hosted a J. Walter Juckett Distinguished Lecture Series presentation on “Breast Cancer Genomics” by Lajos Pusztai, M.D., D.Phil., professor of medicine, co-director of the Cancer Genetics Research Program, and director of the Breast Cancer Oncology Section at Yale Cancer Center, on February 19, 2013 in Davis Auditorium in the Medical Education Center in Fletcher Allen’s Ambulatory Care Center.
Pusztai’s research focuses on the developing of pharmacogenomic markers of response to breast cancer therapy and identifying methods to select the optimal treatment for each breast cancer patient. He is currently collaborating with Dr. David Rimm at Yale in a project that uses new sequencing technologies to study if different regions of a single cancer or different metastatic sites in the same patient contain genetically different cancer cells.
A graduate of the Semmelweis University School of Medicine in Budapest, Hungary, Pusztai received a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Oxford University in England and completed post-doctoral training at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Prior to joining the Yale Cancer Center, he served as a professor in the department of breast medical oncology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He also served as a member of the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
The Juckett Distinguished Lecture Series is supported in part by the Lake Champlain Cancer Research Organization. For more information, contact Charlie Brooks, Vermont Cancer Center events coordinator, at 802-656-2176 or firstname.lastname@example.org.