Annual Retreat

The 2018 Annual Retreat on Cancer Research in New Jersey

May 24, 2018

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Abstract submission closes March 28, 2018
Registration closes May 14, 2018

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Douglas R. Lowy, MD
Deputy Director, National Cancer Institute
NIH Distinguished Investigator
Chief of the Laboratory of Cellular Oncology, Center for Cancer Research

“Preventing HPV-associated Cancers Through Vaccination and Screening”

Douglas R. Lowy, MD

About our Keynote Speaker

Douglas Lowy, MD, is the Deputy Director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) since 2010.
A cancer researcher for more than 40 years, Dr. Lowy received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Obama in 2014 for his research that led to the development of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. As chief of the Laboratory of Cellular Oncology in the Center for Cancer Research at NCI, Lowy’s research includes the biology of papillomaviruses and the regulation of normal and neoplastic growth. His laboratory, in close collaboration with John T. Schiller, Ph.D., was involved in the initial development, characterization, and clinical testing of the preventive virus-like particle-based HPV vaccines that are now used in the three U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved HPV vaccines.
Dr. Lowy is a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), as well as the Institute of Medicine of the NAS. For their pioneering work, Lowy and Schiller have received numerous honors in addition to the National Medal, including the Federal Employee of the Year Award in 2007 from the Partnership for Public Service, the 2011 Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal Award, and the 2017 Lasker~DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award.
Lowy received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine, New York City, and trained in internal medicine at Stanford University, California, and dermatology at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.

Organized by:

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
The New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research


Each year, the Cancer Institute of New Jersey and the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research (NJCCR) host the Annual Retreat on Cancer Research in New Jersey, a gathering of world-renowned scientists from the cancer field. The event includes a series of simultaneous mini-symposia as well as several poster sessions highlighting the latest cancer research being conducted at the Cancer Institute and other leading institutions throughout New Jersey. The event also includes a public forum focused on advances in cancer research and treatment in the past year.  A panel of expert researchers from New Jersey present perspectives on the following subjects: nutrition and cancer prevention, angiogenesis, emerging new drugs for therapy, genetics of cancer, and complementary medicine. There is no cost to attend the Annual Retreat on Cancer Research in New Jersey but registration is a must. For additional information call 732-235-9869.



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