CancerQuest films and presents a variety of talks by cancer educators, researchers and clinicians. The target audiences for the talks vary. Some of them are appropriate for the general public and others are more technical. Most of the talks are accompanied by PowerPoint® slides that are synchronized to the talk. You can just watch, listen and learn. There are several different sets of talks:
Cancer Biology Lectures: These talks were presented to Emory University students by Dr. Gregg Orloff, Director of CancerQuest. The talks are accompanied by PowerPoint® slides and cover the basics of cancer biology. Because these lectures were given in an upper-level Biology course, some background in biology is assumed. Each talk is approximately 1 hr long.
Drug Discovery and Pharmacogenomics Academy (DDPA) Seminars: The DDPA at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University is commited to drug discovery and clinical research. The speakers in this series are some of the most creative and well-respected researchers in the US. The talks are aimed at other researchers and clinicians but may be of value to patients, caregivers and students as well.
Emory Institute for Drug Discovery (EIDD) Lecture Series: The EIDD is comprised of researchers from across Emory. The mission of the EIDD is to expedite the discovery and development of new drugs. The lectures in this series provide a good background in the the challenges faced by those trying to develop drugs. The talks are not technical in nature and are suitable for any audience.
Georgia CORE - Disease Specific Working Groups: Georgia CORE is a statewide organization dedicated to improving cancer patient care through clinical trials and education for both physicians and patients. GA CORE brings together the top clinical researchers from across Georgia to discuss the most recent advances in cancer treatment and ways to move forward. The Fall 2009 talks presented here cover lung, breast and prostate cancer.