Personalised Cancer Genomics | Precision Medicine Meets Prevention
The Annual O'Brien Science Lecture 2015 entitled Personalised Cancer Genomics : Precision Medicine Meets Prevention will be given by Dr Kenneth Offit (Chief, Clinical Genetics Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre) on Friday 9th October 2015 at 1:00pm in the UCD O'Brien Centre for Science.
12:30pm Light Refreshments
Dr Kenneth Offit MD PhD is a medical oncologist and cancer geneticist whose research focuses on defining genetic factors that cause increased cancer susceptibility. Dr Offit's research team identified the most common mutation associated with hereditary breast cancer and ovarian cancer in people of Ashkenzai Jewish ancestry and recently two syndromes of inherited leukaemia in children. His group also published the first prospective study documenting the outcome of preventive ovarian surgery ans screening in women at hereditary risk for breat and ovarian cancer.
Dr Offit's group has discovered or characterised inherited mutations associated with risk of breast, ovarian, colon cancer, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and other malignancies. His laboratory currently focuses on utilising genomic approaches to discover novel mechanisms associated with increased risk for common malignancies, or which modify the risks of known predispositions.
Further information from Niamh Smollen (tel: 01 716 1232)