Genticist Mary-Claire King tours Upstate Cancer Center
Geneticist Mary Claire-King, PhD, second from left, who discovered the BRAC1 gene and its link to breast cancer risk, speaks to Michael Mix, MD, assistant professor of radiation oncology, during a tour of the Upstate Cancer Center Oct. 28. Touring with King are Leslie Kohman, MD, left, director of outreach at the Upstate Cancer Center, and Upstate Medical University President Danielle Laraque-Arena, MD, FAAP. King was the keynote speaker for Upstate’s first Presidential Symposium, focusing on genetics and precision medicine. The standing-room-only event was held at Upstate’s CNY Biotech Accelerator.