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UAlbany Hosts State University of New York -Turkish Council of Higher Education Cancer Research Conference

Conference to be held on the East Campus in Rensselaer, April 15 - 17

The State University of New York (SUNY) and the Turkish Council of Higher Education are sponsoring a joint international cancer research conference, April 15 - 17, 2015.
ALBANY, N.Y. (April 16, 2015) -- The State University of New York (SUNY) and the Turkish Council of Higher Education (Yükseköğretim Kurulu, YÖK) are sponsoring a joint international cancer research conference to be held on the University at Albany East Campus in Rensselaer, New York, April 15 - 17, 2015. The conference will be hosted by UAlbany's School of Public Health and Cancer Research Center and is planned as the first of a series of biennial SUNY- YÖK joint international conferences.

The theme of this inaugural conference is "Innovative Cancer Research – Translating Clinical and Population Research into New Approaches to Treatment and Enhanced Prevention, Early Detection, and Quality Care," and is designed to bring together faculty and researchers from ten Turkish institutions and universities working on research and programs related to cancer treatment, prevention, detection and care, with researchers from six SUNY campuses working in these same technical and scientific areas. A select number of private and public sector researchers, health and medical specialists, and policy makers from New York State working in the field of cancer treatment, prevention, and care will also be invited to participate in the conference. University at Albany students and students from other SUNY campuses with interests in cancer research and related fields are expected to attend conference lectures.

By bringing targeted individuals together, conference co-organizers SUNY Global Affairs, the Turkish Council of Higher Education, and the University at Albany School of Public Health and Cancer Researcher Center, seek to create collaborative links between cancer researchers in the SUNY system and strategic partner Turkey, which will in turn lead to the identification of new collaborative research initiatives and joint applications for cancer research funding.

For more information on the conference, go to the University at Albany's School of Public Health website

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