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September 9, 2015

Bridging the Cancer World Symposium 2015

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On August 20, 2015, the Bridging the Cancer World Symposium highlighted some of the latest findings of cancer research. The event included sessions on how the immune system fights cancer, the genetic basis of cancer, and the possibility of targeting certain channels in tumor cells. During the symposium, a session was arranged to allow graduate and post-doctoral students to ask Nobel Prize Winner, Dr. Bruce Beutler, questions on how to conduct research. The top-scientists from across the nation also plan to look at future possible new research collaborations together from this event.

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Bruce Beutler, MD, 2011 Nobel Prize Winner in Medicine, shared his research on rapid discovery and how genetic differences affect specific cancer characteristics. Dr. Beutler won the Nobel Prize for discovering an important family of receptors that allow mammals to sense infections when they occur, triggering an inflammatory response. Josh Green, MD, State Senator and Senate Health Committee Chairman, presented a special recognition to Dr. Beutler on behalf of the Hawaii State Senate.

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