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Neighborhood Health Series: Three Deadly Cancers
May 18, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
LEARN + TASTE + CELEBRATE
Please join Dr. Aurelio Lorico for a discussion on three deadly cancers, Breast, Melanoma and Brain Cancer. Learn about prevention, prevalence of these cancers, treatment options and what kinds of research are currently being conducted to answer some of the most difficult questions about these cancers.
Enjoy a complimentary wine tasting by ONEHOPE Wines. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of ONEHOPE wines benefit Roseman University of Health Sciences Scholarship Fund, and ONEHOPE empowerment projects such as Breast Cancer and Autism research, Veterans support and Ovarian Cancer education initiatives.
Aurelio Lorico, MD, PhD
Dr. Lorico is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences and the Co-Director of the Cancer Research Program at Roseman University College of Medicine. Dr. Lorico did his post-doc at Yale University, mentored in the pharmacology field by Dr. Alan Sartorelli, Director of Yale Cancer Center at Yale University. There, he clarified the biological function(s) of the MRP1 (multidrug resistance protein 1) gene by generating and characterizing knockout mice and cell lines.
After 8 years at Yale, he became senior scientist at the Norwegian Cancer Center in Oslo, where he designed new strategies for gene therapy of hereditary diseases. Back to USA, he has been working on the mechanisms of cancer metastases and on the development of innovative therapeutic strategies for breast cancer, melanoma and glioblastoma.