Leading authority in oncology to offer Ackerman lecture at Emanuel

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Luis Diaz, MD, will offer Ackerman Lecture at Temple Emanuel. (Photo courtesy of Temple Emanuel)

Luis Diaz, MD, will offer the Nathan Ackerman Memorial Lecture at Temple Emanuel of Great Neck on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Dr. Luis Diaz, a leading authority in oncology, has pioneered several genomic diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for cancer. He is currently the Head of the Division of Solid Tumor Oncology at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Prior to his role at MSKCC, he was on the faculty at Johns Hopkins and was a member of the renowned Ludwig Center for Cancer Genetics and Therapeutics led by Bert Vogelstein and directed the Swim Across America Lab.

Diaz is also a founder of several entities that focus on genomic analyses of cancers including Inostics, PapGene and Personal Genome Diagnostics (PGDx). Dr. Diaz has undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Michigan, and completed residency training at the Osler Medical Service at Johns Hopkins and medical oncology training at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins.

As a clinical scientist, Dr. Diaz is involved in translational studies with the goal of bringing diagnostic and therapeutic studies to patients. His work has involved the clinical development of tumor-derived DNA as a biomarker for cancer screening, early detection, monitoring and measurement of early residual disease.

A Q&A and refreshments will follow the lecture.

Admission is free. Call 516.482.5701 for further information.

Temple Emanuel of Great Neck is located at 150 Hicks Lane, Great Neck, NY 11024.

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