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Dana-Farber's Belfer Institute for Applied Cancer Science to Present at AACR Special Conference Molecular Targeted Therapies: Mechanisms of Resistance

Boston – May 3, 2012 - The Belfer Institute for Applied Cancer Science at Dana-FarberCancer Institute today announced that the Institute will co-chair and present at the upcoming Molecular Targeted Therapies: Mechanisms of Resistance, an American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) special conference, being held at The Westin San Diego from Wednesday, May 9 to Saturday, May 12, 2012. 

Pasi Jänne, M.D., Ph.D., scientific director of the Belfer Institute for Applied Cancer Science at Dana-Farber, is a co-chair of the conference and will give a presentation titled “Strategies to overcome resistance to EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors,” during the EGFR session on Thursday, May 10, from 8 to 10 a.m.

About the Belfer Institute for Applied Cancer Science

The Belfer Institute for Applied Cancer Science at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a fully integrated, collaborative cancer research center offering innovative drug discovery capabilities that range from the identification of cancer-causing genetic mutations to the full validation and selection of new drug targets. This unique approach enables the Institute to focus on the most promising early-stage biology to define the best targets and the optimal clinical path for targeted cancer therapies. Collaborating closely with strategic partners in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, the Institute’s proven team of leading scientists are translating key research findings into a revolutionary next generation of cancer therapies. The Belfer Institute was originally founded in 1999 and is part of Dana-Farber and affiliated with Harvard Medical School. For more information, please visit http://belferinstitute.dfci.harvard.edu/

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