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Event Honors Family, Major Gift Makes New Cancer Research Center Possible at Stony Brook
Gift Will Help SB Researchers Develop Approach that will Solve Disease that Plagues Family

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR THURSDAY, December 1 at 11am   

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

WHAT: The Kavita and Lalit Bahl Center for Metabolomics and Imaging will help researchers understand the metabolism of cancer at its most complicated cellular levels. Add in new imaging tools that can map tumors with more precision than ever before and you have a new, one-of-a-kind translational research resource located at the Stony Brook University Cancer Center.

On December 1 at Stony Brook Medicine in the Health Science Center, a name dedication and celebration will honor the key donors of this center, Kavita and Lalit Bahl.  


  • Lalit and Kavita Bahl, donors
  • Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., MD, President, Stony Brook University
  • Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, MACP, Senior Vice President, Health Sciences, and Dean, Stony Brook University School of Medicine  
  • Yusuf Hannun, MD, Director, Stony Brook University Cancer Center
  • Lina Obeid, MD, Dean for Research, Stony Brook Medicine

WHY:  This one-of-kind Center will bring cancer research and discoveries for prevention, diagnosis and treatment to levels not seen before and potentially be a national model to follow. With increasing imaging and metabolomics technologies and additional expertise, the Center will be break new ground in cancer research and care by:

  • Discovering diagnostic cancer biomarkers and monitoring them during treatment.
  • Using molecular imaging capabilities to make necessary radiotracers for translational studies and clinical trials.
  • Discovering new cellular targets for cancer treatment.
  • Identifying complex metabolic pathways in the cancer cells of patients, enabling additional targeted and individualized therapy.
  • Using imaging technologies to enable clinicians to track a patient’s individual response to therapy.
  • Determining how epidemiological and lifestyle factors such as nutrition, obesity, and tobacco use are linked to cancer risk as a way to devise preventive measures.

WHEN: Thursday, December 1, 2016, starting at 11am

WHERE: Stony Brook Medicine, Health Science Center, Level 15, Stony Brook, NY

DIRECTIONS: LIE to Exit 62. North on Nicolls Road. Cross Nesconset Highway (Route 347). Follow Hospital signs; turn right onto Health Sciences Drive. Continue to second light and turn left onto hospital campus. Parking is available for media across from the entrance loop, near the parking garage gates. Additional parking is available in the parking garage and will be validated for media



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