Renowned Cancer Researcher Titia de Lange, Ph.D. To be Keynote Speaker for Celebrating Women Luncheon

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Titia de Lange, Ph.D.
Laboratory of Cell Biology and Genetics
Director, Anderson Center for Cancer Research
Rockefeller University
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Gilda’s Club NYC is delighted to announce that the keynote speaker for our 12th Annual Celebrating Women Luncheon will be Titia de Lange, Ph.D., Laboratory of Cell Biology and Genetics, Director, Anderson Center for Cancer Research at the Rockefeller University.  The event will take place on Wednesday, May 8th at the Metropolitan Club in New York City.

Titia de Lange was born in the Netherlands and studied biochemistry at the University of Amsterdam. She moved to the US in 1985, joining Harold Varmus’ laboratory at UCSF for postdoctoral work. In 1990, she joined the faculty of the Rockefeller University as an Assistant Professor. She currently is the Leon Hess Professor and Director of the Anderson Center for Cancer Research at the Rockefeller University. Her pioneering studies of telomeres, the elements that protect the ends of our chromosomes, have revealed their role in cancer.

De Lange is a foreign member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and both Dutch Royal Societies as well as a member of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), American Academy of Arts & Sciences (AAAS), and European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO). She has received numerous awards, including the Vilcek Prize, the Heineken Prize, the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, the Canada Gairdner International Award, and the Rosenstiel Award.

We are delighted to have such a prestigious Keynote Speaker to join us for this important benefit for Gilda’s Club NYC which attracts over 300 professional women and men from a wide array of industries in support of our free cancer support program for cancer patients and their families.

Learn more about Dr. de Lange in this video.

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