Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
195 Little Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08903-2681
Lewis C. Cantley, PhD
Meyer Director, Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center
Professor of Cancer Biology in Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine
Lewis Cantley, PhD, has made significant advances in cancer research stemming from his discovery of the signaling pathway phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) in 1984. A graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College (BS, Chemistry, 1971) and Cornell University (PhD, Biophysical Chemistry, 1975), Dr. Cantley has been a professor at Tufts University and Harvard University. He served director of the Beth Israel Deaconess Cancer Center and is currently the Meyer Director of the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medicine. The author of more than 400 papers and 50 book chapters, Dr. Cantley has received several prestigious accolades, including membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.
Each year, the Cancer Institute of New Jersey and the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research (NJCCR) host the Annual Retreat on Cancer Research in New Jersey, a gathering of world-renowned scientists from the cancer field. The event includes a series of simultaneous mini-symposia as well as several poster sessions highlighting the latest cancer research being conducted at the Cancer Institute and other leading institutions throughout New Jersey. The event also includes a public forum focused on advances in cancer research and treatment in the past year. A panel of expert researchers from New Jersey present perspectives on the following subjects: nutrition and cancer prevention, angiogenesis, emerging new drugs for therapy, genetics of cancer, and complementary medicine. There is no cost to attend the Annual Retreat on Cancer Research in New Jersey but registration is a must. For additional information call 732-235-9869.