Victor Velculescu Delivers 2011 Paul Marks Prize Lecture

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Victor Velculescu, MD, PhD, is a professor of oncology and co-Director of the Cancer Biology Program at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Velculescu is internationally known for developing a series of novel genomic technologies and for applying them to making discoveries that improve the basic understanding and clinical care of cancer, including the personalized management of patients. Early in his career, he developed a method called serial analysis of gene expression to simultaneously study thousands of genes and quickly identify differences in gene expression among normal cells and cancer cells. Critical advances stemming from this approach include the first systematic analyses of gene expression for several cancers and the identification of a set of genes – uniquely expressed in cancer – that can serve as targets for therapy.