Dr. Harold Varmus, president and CEO of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Institute in New York City, delivers the annual Atkinson Forum in American Studies to a live audience in Cornell's Statler Auditorium.

With an eye on the ever-growing field of genetic research, specifically in the fight against cancer, Dr. Varmus speaks on the tensions between religion, politics, and science in today's society.

The Atkinson Forum in American Studies is sponsored by David R. and Patricia D. Atkinson.

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