Lynn Sage Breast Cancer
Symposium; Folkman, angiogenesis pioneer, to give lecture
Noted cancer surgeon and researcher Judah Folkman, M.D., will be the
Distinguished Lecturer at the Sixth Annual Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium
at 10:45 a.m. Friday, Oct. 29, at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers.
The symposium will be held at the Sheraton, 301 E. North Water St., from Thursday,
Oct. 28, through Sunday, Oct. 31.
Folkman’s lecture is titled: “Can Angiogenesis Inhibitors Be Used
Before Cancer Is Symptomatic or Identified by Conventional Methods?”
Folkman is director of surgical research, Children’s Hospital, and Julia
Dyckman Andrus Professor of Pediatric Surgery and professor of cell biology at
Harvard Medical School.
Folkman pioneered the notion that tumors recruit their own network of blood vessels — a
process known as angiogenesis — in order to grow and spread and, conversely,
that tumors could be “starved to death” by cutting off their blood
The annual Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium provides a forum for discussing
and presenting laboratory and clinical research on the care of patients with
For more information or to register online, call (312) 695-1392 or go to www.cancer.northwestern.edu.