2017 - 2018 Schedule

One AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM available for each seminar.


September 15 • 8:30 am–6:00 pm

Frontiers in Cancer Prevention, Research, and Therapy Symposium
George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Auditorium
6th floor, HCI Research North Building

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October 3

Marisol Soengas, PhD
Spanish National Cancer Research Centre, Madrid
Lympho-reporter mice for the visualization and targeting of melanoma pre-metastatic niches

Host: Martin McMahon, PhD

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October 4

Maria Jasin, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Protecting the genome through homologous recombination during development and from cancer

Host: Srividya Bhaskara, PhD

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October 18

Nora Disis, PhD
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Cancer vaccines targeting oncogenic pathways

Host: K-T Varley, PhD

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November 8

Kevin Shannon, MD
University of California, San Francisco
Interrogating drug response and resistance in cancers driven by hyperactive Ras signaling in vivo

Host: Michael Deininger, MD, PhD

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December 13

Noel Brewer, PhD
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina
Risk communication on cigarette packs: When persuasion fails

Host: Deanna Kepka, PhD

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January 24

Clodagh O'Shea, PhD
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Exploiting viruses as a system to understand and treat cancer

Host: Martin McMahon, PhD

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February 14

David Tuveson, MD, P hD
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Cancer Center
Pancreatic cancer biology and medicine

Host: Charles Murtaugh, PhD

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March 7

Michelle Monje-Deisseroth, MD, PhD
Stanford University 
Neuronal activity regulates glioma growth through neuroligin-3 secretion

Hosts: Michael Engel, MD, PhD, and Rodney Stewart, PhD

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March 14

Ari Melnick, MD
Weil Cornell Medical College 
The rationale for epigenetic therapy for B-cell lymphomas

Host: Don Ayer, PhD, and Srividya Bhaskara, PhD

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April 25

Shelly Peyton, PhD
University of Massachusetts
Tissue-guided hydrogel design to understand tissue tropism and drug resistance in breast cancer

Host: June Round, PhD

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Date TBA

Dawn Hershman, MD, MS, FASCO
Columbia University Medical Center
Improving and delivering comprehensive and innovative breast cancer care with multidisciplinary teams

Host: Anne Kirchhoff, PhD


Seminars occur at Noon in the Huntsman Cancer Institute J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Auditorium, First Floor HCI Research South Building