Founder of Angiogenesis Research to Deliver Keynote Address

By UCSF Today | February 13, 2006

M. Judah Folkman, MD, the J. Englebert Dunphy Visiting Professor at UCSF, will deliver the keynote address during the Department of Surgery's 20th Annual Resident Research Symposium at the Mission Bay Conference Center on Thursday, Feb. 15.

Titled "Angiogenesis: An Organizing Principle in Biology, Medicine and Surgery?", Folkman's lecture will begin at 4 p.m. at the Mission Bay Conference Center, 1675 Owens St.

Beginning with his 1971 hypothesis that solid tumors are angiogenesis-dependent, Folkman's work has inspired studies of angiogenesis in tumor biology and in disciplines as diverse as developmental biology, ophthalmology and dermatology. In addition to his research, Folkman has served as a surgeon and teacher.

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