Collegiate Peaks Forum Series - First lecture next Thurs/Fri in Chaffee County - FREE
Thursday, March 12th, 2015, 7:00 p.m. Dr. Mark A. Brown Professor of Molecular Oncology CSU “Exploring the Frontier of Cancer Research on a Quest for Cures.”
Held at the Buena Vista Community Center 715 E. Main Street, Buena Vista.
The war against cancer is waged on a microscopic battlefield where our own renegade cells comprise the enemy within. Dr. Mark Brown delves into the mysteries of cancer cells and penetrates the very core of this ancient adversary to expose its weaknesses. He discusses the latest advances in a rapidly developing arsenal designed to breach those very weaknesses and destroy cancer one cell at a time. He includes an historical overview, an explanation of the molecular basis of cancer and, finally, a description of the latest research and therapeutic advances in the experimental and clinical management of cancer.
Friday, March 13th, 2015, 7:00 p.m. Dr. Mark A. Brown Professor of Molecular Oncology CSU “A Cultural History of Infectious Disease.”
Held at First Presbyterian Church 7 Poncha Blvd., Salida
Throughout civilization, pathogens have had enormous impacts on historical outcomes. They have resulted in the falls of dynasties, the collapse of empires, and have even affected our art, literary works and social customs. In many cases, such cultural evidence can be used in combination with fossil and written records to trace the origins of what were once unknown diseases. Dr. Brown explores a cultural history of infectious diseases, and in doing so examines the mysteries of ancient plagues and discusses their influence on past civilizations, using art and literature of various cultures to follow pestilence on its path to the modern world.