Why Do We Get Old and What Does This Have To Do with Cancer?

Dr. Norman “Ned” Sharpless will discuss the molecular biology of human aging. Particularly, he will discuss cellular defense mechanisms that prevent cancer, but in the performance of this beneficial function, cause us to grow old.

When Oct 10, 2013
from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education
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Contact Phone 919-962-2643
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Dr. Sharpless is a North Carolina native and graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill undergrad and School of Medicine.  He is trained as a medical oncologist, and runs a basic science lab in the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center in the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine.  He is the Wellcome Professor of Cancer Research and Director of the Cancer Center.

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