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Stopping Cancer in Its Tracks; Internationally Renowned Researchers to Discuss Developments in Cancer Medicine

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Photo/Video Op: 2014 Gloria and Mark Snyder Symposium for Cancer Medicine

Media Contact: Stony Brook Medicine Media Relations, 631-444-7880

Stopping Cancer in Its Tracks; Internationally Renowned Researchers to Discuss Developments in Cancer Medicine


Emerging clinical practices and research findings that will keep Stony Brook faculty and staff at the forefront of cancer medicine and encourage clinical and research collaborations will be presented at the Gloria and Mark Snyder Symposium on Wednesday, May 21. This a free event hosted by Stony Brook University Cancer Center.

The focus of this year’s symposium is on the field of tumor progression and metastasis; cancer aspects that are responsible for approximately 90 percent of all cancer-related deaths. Three world-renowned scholars in the field join Stony Brook’s own esteemed researchers and newly recruited faculty members in presenting their exciting accomplishments and ideas.  


  • Yusuf A Hannun, MD, Director, Stony Brook University Cancer Center, Vice Dean, Cancer Medicine, and the Joel Strum Kenny Professor of Cancer Research 
    • Patricia Steeg, PhD, Director, Molecular Therapeutics Program, Chief, Women’s Cancers Section, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute
    • Kornelia Polyak, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Professor of Medicine, Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    • Danny Welch, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology, University of Kansas Medical Center
    • Other distinguished cancer researchers from Stony Brook Medicine


A new report published in the American Association for Cancer Research's journal predicts deaths caused by liver, pancreatic, bladder and leukemia cancers to increase.Overall, the number of cancer cases is expected to increase over the next 16 years according to the World Health Organization’s 2014 World Cancer Report, due to the rapidly aging population. In 2010, the United States had about 1.5 million cases of cancer; in 2030, researchers expect that number to reach 2.1 million.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 9 am to 5 pm

WHERE: Stony Brook University, Hilton Garden Inn, 1 Circle Road, Stony Brook, NY 11794

DIRECTIONS: LIE to Exit 62. North on Nicolls Road. Cross Nesconset Highway (Route 347) continue to the Main Entrance of the University, make a left onto Shirley Kenny Drive. Make a left at the light onto Circle Road. The Hilton Garden Inn is on your left.




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