Moffitt Hosts World-Renowned Leader in Cancer Genetics for Ted Couch Cancer Research Lecture

April 22, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. – Moffitt Cancer Center is hosting its 16th-annual Ted Couch Cancer Research Lecture on Wednesday, May 21 at 4 p.m. at the Vincent A. Stabile Research Building, 12902 Magnolia DriveTyler Jacks, Ph.D., a world class leader in cancer genetics who heads the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will give a free public lecture on exciting new directions being seen in cancer research and cancer therapy and how the combination of science and engineering is changing the nature of cancer research around the world.

Jacks has created powerful and accurate models of human cancer to explore how various cancer-associated genes affect the development and spread of different types of cancer, and is applying these pioneering models to develop better, sophisticated strategies and technologies to control individual cancers and combat drug resistance.

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. Moffitt is the No. 1 cancer hospital in Florida and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer since 1999. With more than 4,200 employees, Moffitt has an economic impact on the state of nearly $2 billion. For more information, visit, and follow the Moffitt momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.