Scientists share research, tour cancer center at OKC conference

Published: Saturday, December 7, 2019 By: Jim Stafford Source: NewsOK

The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) and the NCI-Designated Stephenson Cancer Center (SCC) delivered an academic double feature for about 200 cancer research scientists who attended the recent 2019 END2Cancer conference at the Samis Education Center on the OUHSC campus.

For the main event, scientists came to share their research or hear presentations given by counterparts from across the country who are pursuing breakthrough discoveries in the area of cancer treatment. At the two-day conference, the scientists focused on emerging nanotechnology and cancer drug delivery applications.

At the same time, OU showcased its Stephenson Cancer Center on the Health Sciences Center campus, said Rajagopal Ramesh, Ph.D., conference chair and professor, Department of Pathology at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

“The whole idea in organizing this conference for the third consecutive year — beyond the science — was to put Oklahoma on the map and have the Stephenson Cancer Center recognized for the great science that we do in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer,” Ramesh said. “We have eminent speakers coming in from all over the country, and the majority of them have never been to the state of Oklahoma or to the Stephenson Cancer Center.”

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