- a new cancer-fighting tool?
Dr. Patrick Lee
University of Calgary Health Sciences Centre
Patrick Lee and his research colleagues at the University of Calgary
are responsible for an amazing discovery - viruses that target and destroy
cancer cells while leaving normal cells unharmed. Somehow these agents
"called reoviruses" are able to hone in on characteristics that
are unique to cancer cells. Finding out how these viruses achieve this
remarkable feat - and harnessing it - could open up a whole new arsenal
of therapeutic weapons against the killer disease. Find out about one
of the most promising new avenues in cancer research from an international
leader in the field.
Dr. Lee is a Professor of Virology and Cancer Biology at the University
of Calgary. His work on the use of viruses to target cancer cells has
received international attention and has triggered considerable interest
in this new anti-cancer strategy. Dr. Lee also chairs the Virology and
Viral Pathogenesis Committee of the Medical Research Council of Canada.
DATE: Thursday, October 21, 1999 from 7:30 am - 9:00 am