Advances in cancer treatment at West Virginia University Hospitals will be the topic of a lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, in the WVU Bookstore, Downtown Campus.


Dr. Daniel C. Flynn, associate director for basic research in WVU ’s Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, will speak on Future Directions in Cancer Research and Newly Emerging Treatment Strategies.


He will give an overview of research programs at the Cancer Center and ongoing plans to expand projects and facilities. He will also comment on standard and emerging techniques for cancer diagnosis and treatment available at WVU Hospitals.


Flynn, who grew up in Annapolis, Md., joined the Cancer Center in 1992 as an assistant professor. He was promoted to associate professor in 1998 and associate director for basic research this year.


He has a doctorate in virology from North Carolina State University and a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from the University of Maryland at College Park. Before coming to WVU , he did cancer research as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville.


Flynn’s presentation is part of a lecture series the Bookstore started last fall to provide a forum where WVU faculty can explain their research to the public. Parking will be available in the Mountainlair parking garage adjacent to the Bookstore.