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"A Vision of the Future of Cancer Prevention" by Dr Douglas Lowy (NCI)

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The Winter Hall, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

6 Kildare Street

Dublin 2

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Dr Lowy is a Deputy Director of the National Cancer Institute and a co-inventor of the HPV vaccine, and recently won the prestigious 2017 Lasker Prize (the medical equivalent of the Nobel). The NCI is by far the largest single institution dedicated to cancer research, prevention, care and outcome improvement in the world.

Dr. Lowy’s talk will focus on cancer prevention and his views on where research might lead us in the near and medium term future. He will also focus on the role and significance of HPV and other vaccines in reducing the cancer burden.



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Douglas R. Lowy, M.D., is Chief of the Laboratory of Cellular Oncology and, since 2010, has also been the Deputy Director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). From April 2015 until October 2017, he served as the Acting Director of NCI. Dr. Lowy received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine in 1968, and trained in internal medicine at Stanford University and dermatology at Yale University. He has directed a research laboratory at NCI since 1975, after receiving training as a Research Associate in the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Dr. Lowy is a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and of the Institute of Medicine of the NAS. For his research with John Schiller on technology that enabled the preventive HPV vaccines, he and Dr. Schiller have jointly received numerous honors, including the 2007 Federal Employee of the Year Service to America Medal from the Partnership for Public Service, the 2011 Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal Award, the 2012 National Medal of Technology & Innovation (awarded in 2014), and the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, the country’s most prestigious honor for biomedical research. Dr. Lowy has also received the National Medal of Honor for Basic Research from the American Cancer Society.

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The Winter Hall, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

6 Kildare Street

Dublin 2

Ireland

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