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Dr. Brian L. Schmidt will be the featured speaker at the Greater New York Dental Meeting on Monday, November 26th

November 26, 2012

Dr. Brian L. Schmidt, Director of the NYU College of Dentistry’s Bluestone Center for Clinical Research, will be the featured speaker at the Greater New York Dental Meeting this evening.  

Dr. Schmidt will present, “Understanding Oral Cancer after Completion of the Human Genome Project”. His presentation will be at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel at 6 p.m.

Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the developed world and affects nearly every person either directly or indirectly at some point in their life. All cancers share one thing: they contain altered genetic material. Dr. Schmidt will show how state-of-the-art genomics and proteomics approaches are being used to study, understand and treat oral cancer. He will also discuss how technologic advances might hold promise for improving oral cancer patient survival and quality of life.