EVENT: Learning from Cancer to Advance Neurodegeneration Drug Discovery and Development
Presented by the New York Academy of Sciences' Brain Dysfunction Discussion Group and the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation
DATE: Thursday, June 11, 2015 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (reception to follow)
LOCATION: The New York Academy of Sciences, New York, NY
EVENT WEBSITE: http://www.
DESCRIPTION: Does having cancer decrease your risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases? Why do many cancer drug targets overlap with targets for neurodegeneration? This interdisciplinary meeting seeks to answer these questions and help attendees learn from the mechanistic insight and years of research on cancer biology to advance new therapeutic development for neurodegenerative diseases. Speakers will address how their research relates to both cancer and neurodegeneration and what we can learn about cell biology and function from these seemingly disparate diseases. Talks will also discuss cancer drug repurposing opportunities for Alzheimer's and related dementias.