Collaborative Cancer Grand Rounds

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event Location: 

University of Arizona Cancer Center, Leon F. Levy Building, Kiewit Auditorium
1515 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724

    “Preventing HPV-associated Cancers through Vaccination and Screening”

    Doug Lowy, MD
    Deputy Director, National Cancer Institute

    Tuesday, February 27, 2018 – 12:00-1:00pm
    The University of Arizona Cancer Center
    Kiewit Auditorium

    Lunch provided.

    Watch It LIVE!
    (Dr. Lowy’s presentation also will be archived at the above link for viewing later.)

About the Speaker
Dr. Douglas R. Lowy is the former acting director of the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) and chief of the Laboratory of Cellular Oncology within the Center for Cancer Research at NCI. He was named acting director on April 1, 2015, and served as NCI deputy director from 2010 to 2015, and again beginning in October 2017. He was co-recipient (along with Dr. John T. Schiller) of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation in 2014.

Dr. Lowy received his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine, and trained in internal medicine at Stanford University and dermatology at Yale. He has directed a research laboratory at NCI since 1975, after receiving training as a Research Associate in the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. His and Dr. Schiller’s research focuses on characterization of the HPV oncoproteins E6 and E7.

Dr. Lowy is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and of its Institute of Medicine. For his joint research with Dr. Schiller on technology that enabled development of preventive human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines, they received the 2007 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal, the 2011 Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal, as well as the National Medal of Technology and Innovation (2012 medal awarded in 2014). He also has received the National Medal of Honor for Basic Research from the American Cancer Society.

About the Collaborative Cancer Grand Rounds
This lecture series is brought to you by the University of Arizona Cancer Center, which is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center with headquarter in Arizona. The UA Cancer Center is supported by NCI Cancer Center Support Grant No.  P30CA023074. The UA Cancer Center is supported by NCI Cancer Center Support Grant No. CA023074. With primary locations at the University of Arizona in Tucson and at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, the UA Cancer Center has more than a dozen research and education offices throughout the state, with more than 300 physicians and scientists working together to prevent and cure cancer. For more information: (Follow us: Facebook | Twitter | YouTube)

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