Duncan Cancer Center holds 11th annual symposium

Clinicians and scientists who are members of Baylor College of Medicine’s NCI-designated Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center gathered Nov. 12 for the center’s 11th annual symposium at BCM.

“The annual symposium is an important event for the cancer center and the college,” said Dr. Kent Osborne, director of the Duncan Cancer Center. “It gives me an opportunity to update everyone on the state of the cancer center and on our strategic plans.”

The daylong event included special guests lectures, oral and poster scientific presentations and closed with a reception in Rayzor Lounge.

“The highlight of the symposium was the presentations of the great science being done in our center by experts and trainees chosen by the program committee,” said Osborne.

Other highlights included an update on the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas by special guest Dr. Margaret Kripke, the Institute’s new scientific director, and an outstanding presentation by keynote speaker Dr. Thea Tlsty, professor of the University of California San Francisco’s Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, titled “Rare somatic cells isolated from adult human tissue exhibit pluripotent potential.”