Lectures and seminars 2021 George Klein lecture: Targeting Cancer Metabolism: MYC, Clock, and Barriers
The George and Eva Klein foundation (GEKS) presents a 2021 George Klein lecture
Speaker: Chi Van Dang, MD, PhD
Professor at the Wistar Institute, Philadelphia Scientific Director of Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
Hosts: Georg and Eva Klein Foundation and Marie Arsenian Henriksson
Time and date: Dec 13, 2021 03:00 PM Stockholm
Zoom link: https://ki-se.zoom.us/j/64438405321?pwd=WjNpMmFKZ3prT2VpdmFyeEFBZU1vZz09
Meeting ID: 644 3840 5321
Or dial +46 8 5050 0829 Sweden, +46 8 5052 0017 Sweden
Chi van Dang is known for his work on the molecular signaling pathways and mechanisms that govern the unusual metabolism of cancer cells, which require vast quantities of energy and molecular building blocks to sustain proliferation.
He was the first to show that the master regulator of gene expression MYC alters the utilization of a key sugar in cancer cells. Cancer cells can become addicted to their reengineered metabolic signaling and disruption of these pathways could be a powerful approach to treating cancer. He currently leads a Ludwig laboratory housed at The Wistar Institute in Philadelphia.
He started his career in medicine and research at Johns Hopkins, where he was Director of the Division of Hematology and later the Johns Hopkins Family Professor in Oncology Research, the Vice Dean for Research and Director of the Hopkins Institute for Cell Engineering.
Subsequently he served as Director of the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania Perleman School of Medicine, where he aunched a series of Translational Centers of Excellence to develop novel interventions for various cancers. He has authored over 250 scientific and medical articles, book chapters and two books.
He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and chair the National Cancer Institute’s Board of Scientific Advisors.