Media Advisory

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

National Cancer Institute Symposium Showcases HIV/AIDS Research and Introduces a New Center of Excellence in HIV/AIDS and Cancer Virology


The National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, is holding a symposium to celebrate and showcase several important historic achievements in HIV/AIDS research made by former and current NCI scientists, introduce a new Center of Excellence for HIV/AIDS and cancer virology, and discuss new directions in the continuing effort to combat HIV infection, the devastating consequences of AIDS, and AIDS-related cancers. Topics at the symposium will include:

  • AIDS Malignancies
  • HIV Virology and Molecular Pathogenesis
  • Immunology/Immunopathology
  • Vaccines/Immunotherapy
  • Epidemiology
  • Drug Development/Resistance

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John Niederhuber, M.D., Director, NCI
Robert Gallo, M.D., Director, Institute of Human Virology
Anthony Fauci, M.D., Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Beatrice Hahn, M.D., Professor, University of Alabama-Birmingham
Stuart Le Grice, Ph.D., Head, Center of Excellence in HIV/AIDS and Cancer Virology


Thursday-Friday, November 1 and 2, 2007: 8:45 a.m. – 5:20 p.m.


Masur Auditorium, Building 10, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892. Attendees are strongly encouraged to use the Metro. The NIH campus can be easily accessed via the Medical Center stop on the Metro's Red Line. For more info:


To register for the seminar, please contact the NCI Office of Media Relations at (301) 496-6641 or at

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