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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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