Leader in Cancer Cell Growth Factors and Suppression Research to Speak at Moffitt Cancer Center

April 05, 2013

TAMPA, Fla. – Moffitt Cancer Center’s 15th Annual Ted Couch Cancer Research Lecture will feature Harold L. Moses, M.D., director emeritus of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. The free lecture, “Cancer Research to Cancer Prevention and Treatment,” will be held at 4 p.m. April 17 at Moffitt’s Vincent A. Stabile Research Building, 12902 Magnolia Drive.

Moses, the Hortense B. Ingram Professor of Molecular Oncology, is director of the Frances Williams Preston Laboratories, and professor of Cancer Biology, Medicine and Pathology at Vanderbilt School of Medicine. His presentation, which will focus on the latest in cancer research, treatment and prevention, will also highlight his work with the regulation of cell growth through inhibitors and tumor suppressor genes.

Moses served as president of the American Association for Cancer Research, president of the Association of American Cancer Institutes, chair of the National Institutes of Health Chemical Pathology Study Section, co-chair of the Breast Cancer Progress Review Group for the National Cancer Institute, and chair of the National Cancer Institute Cancer Centers review panel. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies and was founding chair of the National Cancer Policy Forum of the Institute of Medicine from 2005-11. He also served on Moffitt’s research external advisory board, the Council of Scientific Advisors, from 1995-2006.

A cocktail reception will follow the presentation. Please RSVP to 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488).

About Moffitt Cancer Center

Located in Tampa, Moffitt is one of only 41 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research, its contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Since 1999, Moffitt has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer. With more than 4,200 employees, Moffitt has an economic impact on the state of nearly $2 billion. For more information, visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the Moffitt momentum on Facebook, twitter and YouTube.