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Hood, Frederick National Lab Will Renew Popular Scientific Symposium

Hood College

May 21, 2018


Hood College and the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research have partnered to cohost an annual scientific symposium in the tradition of the landmark Oncogene Meeting, a national fixture in Frederick for more than 20 years.

A recently signed, three-year Memorandum of Understanding between the two institutions also will expand research and training opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students at the Frederick National Laboratory and provide professional development programs for Hood faculty and national laboratory staff.

The Oncogene Meeting, held from 1985 to 2004, was a national focal point for scientists following the discovery that genetic mutations can cause cancer. The meeting promulgated research collaborations, innovative ideas and new areas of cancer research. The new agreement will revive the series with annual topics reflecting the “cutting-edge” of current research.

“This is such an exciting opportunity to bring scientists and faculty together to learn and share ideas on the forefront of the biomedical sciences,” said Ethan Dmitrovsky, M.D., laboratory director of the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research and president of the laboratory’s current prime contractor, Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc., signer of the agreement.