An effective treatment of complex diseases, especially cancer, may lie in grasping their mechanisms at different levels of biological hierarchy. While much research currently concentrates on understanding how various genes cause cancer from within a cell, much can be learned from studies on what happens between cells, and in their relations to their surroundings. On Jan. 14, all are welcome for the first installment of the Cutting Edge Lectures in Science this year as Dr. Janusz Rak, Jack Cole Chair in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Dept. of Pediatrics at McGill, explores the lies, deceit and misinformation in the cellular communication that underlies disease.
Cutting Edge Lectures in Science: The Siren Song of Cancer Cells with Dr. Janusz Rak. Jan. 14, 6 p.m., Redpath Museum, Auditorium. Admission is free. For more info, please visit www.mcgill.ca/redpath.