Moffitt Cancer Center Grand Rounds To Feature Nobel Prize Laureate James Watson, Ph.D.

January 12, 2012

TAMPA, Fla.James Watson, Ph.D., co-discoverer of the structure of DNA and a Nobel Prize laureate, will present “Curing ‘Incurable’ Cancer” at Moffitt Cancer Center’s Grand Rounds on Jan. 20 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Ted & Marty Couch Auditorium in Moffitt’s Stabile Research Building, 12902 Magnolia Drive.

Watson is chancellor emeritus of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York. In 1953, he and Francis Crick, Ph.D., discovered the structure of the DNA molecule. Watson, Crick and Maurice Wilkins, Ph.D., were awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.

The presentation is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by USF Health and Moffitt. Physicians and nurses can receive continuing education credit through USF Health.

Please RSVP by contacting Sheila Findley at (813) 745-2286 or


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Located in Tampa, Moffitt Cancer Center is the only Florida-based National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center, a designation that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt has 14 affiliates in Florida, one in Georgia, one in Pennsylvania and two in Puerto Rico. Moffitt is also a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a prestigious alliance of the country’s leading cancer centers, and is listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer.