The Deadly Side of Cancer: How Cancer Spreads with Dr. Robert Weinberg

Part One of Whitehead Institute’s Spring into Science Series 

In a talk geared toward a general audience, Dr. Robert Weinberg, a Founding Member of Whitehead Institute and the Daniel K. Ludwig Professor for Cancer Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will explore challenges and advances in cancer research as well as insights from his own lab and others into the final step of cancer development -- metastasis. An internationally recognized authority on the molecular and genetic basis of human cancer, Dr. Weinberg’s accomplishments include the discovery of the first human oncogene and the first tumor suppressor gene. His lab is currently focused on understanding cancer metastasis, a process that accounts for 90% of all cancer-associated deaths.