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ITHACA, N.Y. — The Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes and cancer researchers at Cornell University are participating in a local Biden Cancer Community Summit on Friday, September 21.

Three events are scheduled and are designed to connect scientists with individuals in the community affected by cancer. All events are free and open to the public.

“Ask a Cancer Scientist” will take place from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Cancer Resource Center. (612 West State Street). Cornell researchers Dr. Kelly Hume and Dr. Marc A. Antonyak will informally answer questions about the trends in cancer research. Where has it been and where is it going? You’ll be surprised at the amount and variety of cancer research being done in Ithaca.

The Men’s Breakfast Club of the Cancer Resource Center will host Dr. Joe Druso and Dr. Elizabeth Moore from 8 to 9 a.m. Friday at the Royal Court Restaurant (529 S. Meadow St.). They will highlight the evolution of chemotherapy and cancer treatment in general. This is an informal discussion over breakfast. Women and men are welcome to participate.

The rapidly developing world of Cancer Immunotherapy is the topic of a presentation by Dr. Timothy Pierpont and Regan Stephenson at the Cancer Resource Center from 11:15 to 12:15 p.m. Friday.

The Cancer Resource Center and cancer researchers at Cornell University collaborate on a variety of programs throughout the year. Doctoral students in the basic sciences are exposed to the human dimensions of cancer, and community members are exposed to the complexities of cancer science.

For more information about the events or the partnership, contact Bob Riter at