MSI PI Carol Lange to Deliver Fall 2014 Ada Comstock Distinguished Women Scholars Award Lecture

posted on September 23, 2014

PI Carol Lange, a professor in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation (Medical School) has been named the Fall 2014 Ada Comstock Distinguished Women Scholar/Lecturer. This award is sponsored by the University of Minnesota Women’s Center with support from the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and the University Libraries. It is presented to honor the accomplishments of distinguished women faculty at the University of Minnesota.

Professor Lange’s lecture, “Women’s Cancer: Making Sense of Hormones,” will be an overview of her current research, particularly how estrogen and progesterone receptors behave in cancer cells versus normal cells. She uses MSI resources to support this work; her group’s project at MSI studies the role of progesterone receptors in breast-cancer progression. She is a member of the Masonic Cancer Center and has developed diagnostic tools that identify breast-cancer patients who are most likely to benefit from certain treatments.

The Ada Comstock Distinguished Women Lecture will be held at the Cowles Auditorium in the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 4-6pm, on October 27, 2014. The lecture is free, but attendees are requested to RSVP.