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Celebrating Salk science, President's Club–style

Presidents Club

Standing from left: Brian Devine, Silvija Devine, Michel Mathieu, Judy Hodges, Richard McDonald. Seated, from left: Clifford Schireson, Helene Kruger, John Venekamp, Alice Orgel

More than 60 Salk President's Club members gathered at the Institute on December 6 for the group's annual holiday luncheon. The program featured a presentation by Salk Cancer Center director and professor Tony Hunter, titled "What Tumor Viruses Have Taught Us About Cancer." Hunter described how his discovery of a key chemical reaction that regulates a wide variety of cellular events has resulted in new cancer therapies, including Gleevec, which is used by many thousands of patients to treat leukemia and other cancers. President William R. Brody outlined how the Campaign for Salk will generate funding to ensure Salk scientists the resources they need to continue making groundbreaking discoveries in light of declining federal funding.

President's Club members provide critical support for Salk scientists, whose research is leading to transformational diagnostics, therapies and cures. President's Club supporters receive a number of benefits, including special invitations to engage with Salk scientists. To learn more, please visit www.salk.edu/support or call 858.453.4100 x1405.