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Public lecture by U of T’s Dr. Steve Narod on cancer prevention

November 13, 2013

TORONTO, ON —Dr. Steven Nar­od, world-renowned breast and ovar­i­an can­cer geneti­cist will give a pub­lic lec­ture enti­tled “Can­cer Pre­ven­tion in the Era of Per­son­al­ized Med­i­cine” on Novem­ber 15. The pub­lic lec­ture is part of an all-day oncol­o­gy con­fer­ence fea­tur­ing 28 researchers from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to and Brazil’s Uni­ver­si­dade de São Paulo who will dis­cuss their lat­est find­ings.

WHAT: Pub­lic lec­ture, “Can­cer Pre­ven­tion in the Era of Per­son­al­ized Med­i­cine”

WHEN: Novem­ber 15, 2013 (Fri­day), Pub­lic lec­ture at 5pm.
(All-day con­fer­ence takes place from 8am to 6:30pm.)

WHERE: MaRS Audi­to­ri­um, 101 Col­lege Street

TTC sub­way stop: Queen’s Park (Map:

WHO: Dr. Steven Nar­od is a world-leader in the field of breast and ovar­i­an can­cer genet­ics. Over the course of his career, he has pro­found­ly shaped cur­rent knowl­edge of how to assess breast and ovar­i­an can­cer risk and reduce its mor­tal­i­ty amongst car­ri­ers of BRCA1 and BRCA2 muta­tions. Dr. Steven Nar­od is a Tier I Cana­da Research Chair in Breast Can­cer, a Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to pro­fes­sor in the Dal­la Lana School of Pub­lic Health and the Depart­ment of Med­i­cine, and a senior sci­en­tist and direc­tor of the Famil­ial Breast Can­cer Research Unit, Wom­en’s Col­lege Research Insti­tute.

To reg­is­ter for the lec­ture, con­tact:

Ben Poyn­ton
Spe­cial Projects Offi­cer, Inter­na­tion­al Research Devel­op­ment
Tel: 416–978-4612


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