Forgot your password? | Register Here
 

Saturday Science for Students with Noelle Cutter: “Genetics of Cancer”


The body is made up of trillions of living cells. Normal body cells grow, divide, and die in an orderly fashion. Cancer starts when cells in a part of the body start to grow out of control. The etiology of cancer is multifactorial, with genetic, environmental, medical, and lifestyle factors interacting to produce a given malignancy. Cancers result from changes in the DNA sequence of our genome. These changes occur throughout life because the genome within our cells is exposed to mutagens like UV radiation and accumulates mistakes during replication, resulting in a progressive, subtle divergence of the DNA sequence from the original copy from the fertilized egg. Knowledge of cancer genetics is rapidly improving our understanding of cancer biology, helping to identify at-risk individuals, furthering the ability to characterize malignancies, establishing treatment tailored to the molecular fingerprint of the disease, and leading to the development of new therapeutic modalities. As a consequence, this expanding knowledge base has implications for all aspects of cancer management, including prevention, screening, and treatment.

Breakfast will be served before the lecture.

Cut 2

Time: 10am - 12pm

Location: The Explorers Club Headquarters, 46 E. 70th Street, New York, NY 10021

Member Ticket Price: FREE

Guest Ticket Price: $10

Student Ticket Price:

FREE with a valid Student ID

Reservation Notes:

Seats are secured on a first come, first served basis.

For reservations, please contact 212.628.8383; .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Back to top
The Explorers Club ®, World Center for Exploration ®, The Flag and the Seal are registered trademarks of The Explorers Club. Use by others is strictly prohibited. Photographs appearing on this website are used by permission and may not be copied or re-used in any manner.

Background image photography courtesy of members Christoph Baumer, Neil Laughton, Matt Harris and Don Walsh's image of the Bathyscape Trieste