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West Virginia Native, Renowned Cancer Scientist, Speaking At WVU


Internationally renowned cancer scientist Lewis Cantley, a West Virginia native,  will deliver the 2014 Laurence and Jean DeLynn Lecture at West Virginia University Monday.

Cantley grew up in Big Chimney in Kanawha County, graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan and then went on to Harvard.

The biochemist discovered a family of enzymes fundamental to understanding cancer biology.

Cantley’s discovery earned him one of the world’s most prestigious academic honors in medicine – the 2013 Breakthrough in Life Sciences Prize.

His work has led to the development of personalized cancer therapies and has resulted in revolutionary treatments for cancer,  diabetes,  and autoimmune diseases.

Monday’s lecture is scheduled in the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center’s Fukushima Auditorium at 3:30 pm.