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CANCELLED Science Matters @ CPL: Canine Cancer Vaccine Trial In-Person

Cancer is the second leading cause of deaths worldwide. Dr. Stephen Johnston, Director of the Center for Innovations in Medicine at Arizona State University has been working for fifteen years to discover a way to end deaths from cancer. Since most of these deaths occur in poorer countries, a solution needs to be inexpensive. Johnston will discuss a recently launched trial to produce a vaccine that would prevent cancer from occurring- to treat it like an infectious disease. The trial includes 800 owner-enrolled dogs, the largest dog trial ever to date. Johnston will share progress to date, next steps if successful, and the backup plan if the trial fails. Stephen Johnston is the director for the Center for Innovations in Medicine (CIM), a Professor in the School of Life Sciences, and Director of the Biological Design Graduate Program at The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University.

Science Matters@CPL is Science Cafe that explores ideas and the latest research in science topics that matter to you, through presentations and discussion with local scientists and experts.


Thanks to the Arizona Community Foundation, our Monsoon Room is equipped with an assistive listening system. If you would like to use this system during the program, please speak with a staff member about borrowing a listening device prior to the start of the program 


Wednesday, May 13, 2020
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Time Zone:
Arizona Time (change)
Monsoon Room
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