Researchers honored at 11th Annual Weinman Symposium

Laura Young

The 11th Annual Weinman Symposium was held at the University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center in January. Three researchers were awarded for their important discoveries in cancer cell metabolism and development of new strategies to prevent and treat cancer.

(left to right) Barry Weinman, Virginia Weinman, Craig Thompson, Josh Green, Lewis Cantley, Tak Mak, and Michele Carbone

The three-day event consisted of lectures given by prominent cancer researchers, a presentation of awards, and time for fellowship. The three Weinman Award recipients were Lewis Cantley, PhD , of the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center, Tak Mak, PhD , of the Ontario Cancer Institute, and Craig Thompson, MD , of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

The Weinman Symposium is made possible by funding received from the Weinman Foundation Fund, created by Barry and Virginia Weinman. The event allows globally-recognized cancer experts to come to the UH Cancer Center to speak and establish new research collaborations with faculty.