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Register for the Williamson Women to Women meeting event by noon Monday

"Williamson Women to Women" is a Susan G. Komen-themed meeting event scheduled July 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The nation's leading cancer researchers will discuss the latest research and advances in breast health. The event is sponsored by Vanderbilt University Medical Center and will take place at Brentwood United Methodist Church located at 309 Franklin Road.

Dr. Carlos Arteaga of Vanderbilt University Medical Center will be the featured speaker. His funded research focuses on the role of signaling by growth factor receptors and oncogenes in the progression of breast tumor cells as well as the development of molecular therapeutics in breast cancer.

Dr. Arteaga obtained his MD degree at the University of Guayaquil in Ecuador. He trained in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology at Emory University and the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio, respectively. He joined Vanderbilt in 1989 where he now holds the Donna S. Hall Chair in Breast Cancer Research and serves as Professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology. Dr. Arteaga is also Associate Director for Clinical Research and Director of the Breast Cancer Research Program of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC). He is also the founding director of the new Center for Cancer Targeted Therapies at VICC. He has over 250 publications in the areas of signaling by growth factor receptors and oncogenes in breast tumor cells, development of targeted therapies and biomarkers of drug action and resistance and investigator-initiated clinical trials in breast cancer.

Since 2002, Dr. Arteaga has directed the NCI-funded Vanderbilt Breast Cancer SPORE where he co-leads several investigator-initiated clinical trials. His research is funded by the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program, Stand Up 2 Cancer (SU2C) and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Breast Cancer Research foundations.

As of 2012, he serves in the Scientific Advisory Board of the Komen Foundation. He has chaired the AACR Special Conference 'Advances in Breast Cancer Research' since 2003 and has served as AACR co-chair of the annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium since 2009. He is Deputy Editor of Clinical Cancer Research and member of the Editorial Board of Cancer Cell and six other peer-reviewed journals. He serves on the advisory boards of several academic cancer center-based Breast Cancer Programs and NCI-designated Cancer Centers. In 2013, he was elected as President Elect of the American Association for Cancer Research.

For more information or to register online for the event, visit the Williamson County Chamber of Commerce event website by clicking here.

Posted on: 7/20/2013


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