Tumor Specialist Explores Role of Inflammation in Cancer Progression

University at Albany’s 7th Hogarty Lecture, April 28

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 10, 2016) – Professor Mark Nelson of the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine will deliver the University at Albany’s 7th Hogarty Lecture on Thursday, April 28. A tumor progression specialist, Nelson will share insights into how inflammation fuels cancer progression.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 6 p.m. in the Cancer Research Center on UAlbany’s East Campus in Rensselaer.

Mark Nelson Professor
Professor Mark Nelson, College of Medicine, University of Arizona

Nelson has been conducting biomedical research for more 20 years, specializing in racial disparities and cancer, inflammation and tumor progression/metastasis, and molecular diagnosis of cancer and other genetic diseases. In 2014 he was awarded the University of Arizona’s Michelle and Grant Senner Precision Health Endowment in recognition for his work on personalized medicine, using genetic profiles for diagnosis and prediction of disease and to guide decisions about prevention and treatment of disease.

A professor of pathology at Arizona and a member of the Tumor Progression and Metastasis Study Section, he received his Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology from Washington State University. 

Nelson has mentored undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, residents, and Pathology and Hematology/Oncology fellows. His work has been supported by NIH/NCI programs, and has resulted in over 80 peer-reviewed publications. Nelson serves as an outside consultant to Meharry Medical College, Vanderbilt University, Tennessee State University and MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Hogarty Family Foundation Lecture

Established through the generosity of Daniel J. Hogarty and the Hogarty Family Foundation in 2009, an endowed fund provides support for a public lecture program through the University at Albany's Cancer Research Center. The Hogarty Family Foundation Lectures provide information to the community about a broad range of topics related to cancer, cancer genomics and cancer research.

The program is also supported by University Auxiliary Services and the University at Albany Foundation. Past lecturers include Susan Cole (2015), Rosemary Rochford (2014), Donald P. McDonnell (2013), Steven N. Austad (2011), John A. McLachlan (2010), and JoEllen Welsh (2009).

Seating for the Hogarty Lecture is limited, and can be reserved online or by calling the Office of University Events at (518) 442-5310.

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