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FAU Frontiers in Science Lecture Series Presents "Cutting the Blood Supply to Cancer: How to Fix a Plumbing Problem"

BOCA RATON, FL (January 26, 2007) – Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science presents David Cheresh, Ph.D. as a guest speaker in the Spring 2007 Frontiers in Science public lecture program.   The lecture, titled “Cutting the Blood Supply to Cancer:   How to Fix a Plumbing Problem,” will take place on Thursday, February 8 at 3:30 p.m. in Room 126 in the Charles E. Schmidt Biomedical Science Center.  

Cheresh will discuss the work of his laboratory that has developed two cancer inhibitors to show promise for late stage cancer patients and appear safe with little or no side effects.

Cheresh is professor of pathology in the Cancer Biology Program at the University of California, San Diego Medical Center Moores Cancer Center.

This lecture is free and open to the public.   It is sponsored by the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, supported by FAU’s Lifelong Learning Society Endowed Professorship.   For more information, contact Patsy Jones at 561-297-1307 or patsyj@fau.edu.

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