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Upcoming Event - Distinguished Lecturer Stephen Baylin

By Eddy Ball
February 2007

Stephen Baylin
February Distinguished Lecturer Stephen Baylin (Photo courtesy of Johns Hopkins University)

Stephen B. Baylin, M.D., will deliver the next talk in the 2006-2007 NIEHS Distinguished Lecture Series at 11:00 AM on February 13 in Rodbell Auditorium. He will lecture on "Cancer: The Environment and the Epigenetic Interface."

Baylin is the Virginia and D.K. Ludwig Professor for Cancer Research at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. According to the center's web site, his research has made significant contributions to the concept that epigenetically-mediated loss of gene function is a major player in the progression of human cancer. The work of the Baylin lab has highly translational connotations, which it pursues in close liaison with clinical activities in the Cancer Center. The focus of the Baylin laboratory is to understand the mechanisms underlying the appearance of the aberrant gene promoter hypermethylation in cancer and the identification of gene and molecular markers for cancer risk assessment, early diagnosis and prognostic monitoring of risk for recurrence.

Laboratory of Molecular Carcinogenesis Investigator Paul Wade, Ph.D., is sponsor of the lecture.

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