Office of Health Promotion Research

VCC Hosts Research Symposium November 5

Release Date: 11-04-2010

Author: Jennifer Ingersoll

The Vermont Cancer Center (VCC) at the University of Vermont (UVM) and Fletcher Allen Health Care is hosting a free day-long research symposium in the Grand Maple Ballroom at UVM's Davis Center on Friday, November 5 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Titled "Inflammation & Cancers," the event features presentations on clinical and translational research at the VCC and other cancer research institutions. The program focuses on the present understanding of the role of inflammation in cancer initiation and progression, and identifies areas of emphasis that might have an impact on research endeavors and clinical care at the Vermont Cancer Center and elsewhere in the future.

A special symposium presentation of the J. Walter Juckett Distinguished Lecture Series takes place at 1:00 p.m. Lisa M. Coussens, Ph.D., of the University of California, San Francisco Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, presents on "Inflammation & Cancer: Reprogramming Immune Response as an Anti-Cancer Therapeutic Strategy." Dr. Coussens is UCSF professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, co-leader of the Cancer, Immunity, and Microenvironment Program, and co-director, of the Mouse Pathology Core Facility at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The Lake Champlain Cancer Research Organization provided support for Dr. Coussens' lecture and for the annual Research Symposium.

For more information about the event, including a full agenda of speakers, please visit Clinical and Translational Research Symposium or call 802-656-4414. Lunch will be provided.

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