MD Anderson experts return to Palm Beach for educational seminar

Learn how to reduce your cancer risk and about the latest research in cancer and Alzheimer’s 

Experts from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center return to Palm Beach Wednesday, Jan. 11 for the Making Cancer History® Seminar, an educational event aimed at raising awareness, reducing cancer risk and sharing the institution’s latest research findings with the public. Guests will have the opportunity to learn more about MD Anderson’s work with the Neurodegeneration Consortium, a collaboration among MD Anderson, Baylor College of Medicine, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Whitehead Institute, which aims to accelerate an end to and better treatment for neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease.

The seminar will be held at The Breakers Palm Beach, One South County Road. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. with a breakfast buffet. The program will begin promptly at 9 a.m. with presentations by:

  • Samir Hanash, M.D., Ph.D., professor, Clinical Cancer Prevention – Research

  • Elizabeth Mittendorf, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor, Breast Surgical Oncology

  • Jim Ray, Ph.D., head of research, Neurodegeneration Consortium, Institute for Applied Cancer Science

Highlights from the seminar will include:

  • Updates on MD Anderson’s work to develop a blood test to detect lung cancer, the number one cancer killer, at its earliest stages

  • The latest on MD Anderson’s ongoing research exploring the use of vaccines and immunotherapy to treat breast cancer

  • An overview of how MD Anderson is working to develop new medicines for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease

Presentations will be followed by a brief question-and-answer session.

More than 1.2 million people have sought care at MD Anderson since the institution began seeing patients in 1944, including approximately 27,750 Florida residents. More than 7,000 of these patients have been from Palm Beach, Miami-Dade and Broward counties.

Admission is $20 per person. Seating is limited. Advance registration is requested. Email or call 866-262-9029 and press 4 to leave a message.