In Memorium

The Annual Allan R. Oseroff Photomedicine Lecture

Allan R. Oseroff, Ph.D., M.D., joined the faculty of Roswell Park Cancer Institute from Tufts New England Medical Center in 1989. Holding both a doctorate in applied physics from Harvard as well as a medical degree from Yale, Dr. Oseroff had a unique understanding of both medical theory and practice. He was the consummate translational researcher, making scientific advances in the laboratory to improve care at the bedside. He was a pioneer in the photodynamic therapy treatment for skin cancer, playing a key role in obtaining FDA approval. He was also a leader in setting the national standards for non-melanoma skin cancer, participating in the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Guidelines Panel for skin cancer. He authored or co-authored over 200 publications and held over 20 major research grants, including the highly coveted nanotechnology grant from the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Oseroff passed away on October 16, 2008. He was universally known as a compassionate physician, gentle mentor, and caring colleague.

Lecture 1: Thomas H. Foster, Ph.D.

February 26, 2009 - Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) in 2009 - Working on a Vision
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Lecture 2: Steven M. Hahn, M.D.

February 25, 2010 - The Future of Clinical PDT - Bringing Science to Patient Care

Lecture 3: Brian Wilson, Ph.D.

February 24, 2011 - Photodynamic Sciences and Medicine: An Enligtening Convergence
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Lecture 4: Tayyaba Hasan, Ph.D.

April 24, 2012 - Getting the best of Photodynamic Therapy: Are molecular targets the way to go?

Lecture 5: Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Ph.D.

October 10, 2013 - Low-Cost, High-Performance Optical Technologies to Meet Global Health Needs
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