April 9, 2008 presentation by Nobel laureate Harold Varmus for the Stanford School of Medicine Medcast lecture series.
Nobel laureate Harold Varmus discusses the intersection of cancer biology and cancer medicine. Varmus, president of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, earned his Nobel Prize for discovering retroviral oncogenes that can cause cancer. That work changed the way people thought about cancer: Rather than being a disease caused by environmental exposure, it could result from mutations in specific genes. Now, much cancer research and the search for therapeutics focus on genetic changes in cancer.
Stanford University School of Medicine:
MEDCAST puts you in the front row at some of the leading-edge lectures at the School of Medicine. Tune in to watch Stanford faculty and other renown experts discuss the latest advances in biomedical research, patient care and other health-related fields.
More Information: http://med.stanford.edu/medcast/