Ben Perryman, PhD, Sanford Vice President of Research.
2008 Nobel Prize winning researcher Luc Montagnier, PhD.
Panel discussion, "Current Trends in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Breast Cancer."
(Sioux Falls, SD) - Internationally known and 2008 Nobel Prize winning researcher Luc Montagnier, PhD discussed the latest research in diagnosing breast cancer during a visit to Sanford Health today. Dr. Montagnier joined Howard Urnovitz, PhD, CEO of Chronix Biomedical, and Kristi Egland, PhD, a breast cancer researcher with Sanford Research/USD, for the panel discussion, "Current Trends in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Breast Cancer."
Best known for discovering the AIDS virus, Dr. Montagnier is also a genomics expert who has made significant discoveries concerning the understanding of how viruses can alter an individual’s genetic information. During his visit to Sanford Health, Dr. Montagnier shared his insights into the genetic markers involving breast cancer with researchers, physicians and breast cancer patients and survivors.
"We have many outstanding researchers here at Sanford Research/USD who gained valuable information from Drs. Montagnier and Urnovitz during their visit to Sanford," said Ben Perryman, PhD, Sanford Vice President of Research. "We look forward to continuing to meet with world-renowned researchers as we grow Sanford Research/USD."
Dr. Montagnier has devoted his career to the study of viruses that attack the body's defense systems.