Cecilia DowdOct 12, 2017, 1:35 pm

Groundbreaking of new facility at Cold Spring Harbor coincides with new program

Medical experts to research link between nutrition, metabolism and various cancers

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo was on Long Island Thursday morning for the groundbreaking of a new building at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and the announcement of a new program.

“We're at Cold Spring Harbor today, which is hallowed ground for scientific research. Eight Nobel Prizes won right here. You can almost feel when you walk onto the grounds that you are in a special place,” Cuomo said.

“We're renovating the building so we can focus on understanding the relationship between nutrition and metabolism and cancer. There's an obesity epidemic in the United States and that's driving the increase in a number of cancers, particularly pancreas, liver and kidney cancer,” explained Dr. Bruce Stillman.

The new program will seek to understand how to control those cancers. Dr. Stillman says it won't be long before people are recruited for this new program

“The building, as you can see, is under renovation right now. We hope it will be finished by the end of 2018. And that research will then be recruiting people next year, quite a number of people who will be world's experts in this area,” Dr. Stillman said.

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