Whitehead Institute Partnership for Science Education
Seminar Series for High School Teachers 2022-2023

Cancer has long been one of the leading causes of death worldwide. But more people than ever before are living longer and fuller lives after a cancer diagnosis. According to a new report from the American Association for Cancer Research the number of children and adults living with a history of cancer in the United States exceeded a record 18 million in January 2022. This data reflects remarkable advances in medical research and cancer prevention, detection, and treatment.

Although substantial gains have been made in the survival rates among people living with cancer much work remains to understand and effectively treat this complex collection of diseases. Whitehead Institute’s 2022-2023 Seminar Series for High School Teachers, Conquering Cancer, will explore the novel research and development efforts that researchers are using to decipher and combat cancer.

The first seminar of the 2022-2023 season will be held in person on Monday, November 7 in McGovern Auditorium at Whitehead Institute. Subsequent sessions will be held the first Monday of every month through June 2021 (*with the exception of the January session, which will be held on Monday, January 9). Each session begins promptly at 4:15 p.m. and includes a lecture and working dinner ending by 6:15 p.m.

The deadline for registration is Friday, October 21, 2022. Space is limited; we will accept applicants on a first-come, first-served basis.

*All registrants eligible for vaccination must be up to date with their Covid vaccinations or have a medical or religious exemption in order to participate in this program.

For questions please contact Amy Tremblay at tremblay@wi.mit.edu

We have reached our maximum capacity for attendance, so registration has been closed. Thank you for your interest!