Masonic Cancer Center

A comprehensive cancer center designated by the National Cancer Institute

Cancer Center Seminar Series

Tuesdays, 12-1 p.m., Seminar Room, First Floor, Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building
Seminar presentations can be recorded to view on the Web site. Presenters must give their permission in advance to have a seminar recorded.

For more information:
Robin Toy, 612-625-2159, ccsem@umn.edu

Select a month to go to on the calendar, or scroll down to browse all the dates.

 

SEPTEMBER

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Date Topic Speaker Host
09/10/13 Exceptionally potent tubulysins for antibody-drug conjugates

 

Robert Fecik, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Medicinal Chemistry
 
 
09/17/13 Transposon mutagenesis and gene targeting for understanding sarcoma initiation, promotion, and progression David Largaespada, Ph.D.
American Cancer Society Research Professor
Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development
Department of Pediatrics
Associate Director for Basic Science,
Masonic Cancer Center


 

 
09/24/13 Taxane chemotherapy targets the androgen receptor: The armageddon of prostate cancer Natasha Kyprianou, M.D.
Chair
Department of Urology
University of Kentucky
 
Mohammad Saleem, Ph.D.
OCTOBER

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Date Topic Speaker Host
10/01/13 The Bumps and Sweat devices: Two fast, sensitive measures of CIPN William R. Kennedy, M.D., M.S.
Professor of Neurology
University of Minnesota
Anne Blaes, M.D.
10/08/13

Novel mass spectrometric approaches to biomonitor exposures to environmental and dietary carcinogens

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Robert Turesky, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Medicinal Chemistry
Masonic Cancer Center
University of Minnesota
 
10/15/13 Regulating the timing of genome replication Nicholas R. Rhind, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Anja Bielinksy, Ph.D.
10/22/13

Estrogen signaling in lung cancer

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Jill Siegfried, Ph.D.
Head, Department of Pharmacology
Frederick and Alice Stark Endowed Chair
University of Minnesota
Associate Director
Experimental Therapeutics
Masonic Cancer Center

 
 
10/29/13 The dynamics of androgen receptor action in breast cancer cells Wayne Tilley, Ph.D.
Director
Dame Roma Mitchell Cancer Research Laboratory
University of Adelaide and Hanson Institute
 
Scott Dehm, Ph.D.
NOVEMBER

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Date Topic Speaker Host
11/05/13    Cancelled  
11/12/13 Living dangerously In MYC arena – and plotting to beat it at its own game Anindya Bagchi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development
 
11/19/13 Diverse functions of microsomal P450 enzymes: Carcinogenesis and beyond Xinxin Ding, Ph.D.
Lab Chief, Laboratory of Molecular Toxicology
Wadsworth Center
New York State Department of Health
Stephen Hecht, Ph.D.
11/26/13      
DECEMBER

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Date Topic Speaker Host
12/03/13 PI3K pathway in cancer Peter K. Vogt, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine
The Scripps Research Institute
Caroline Diep
Cancer Biology Training Grant invited speaker
12/10/13 ASH Conference—No Seminar    
12/17/13 Noncoding RNAs are novel regulators in ovarian cancer Lynne T. Bemis, Ph.D.
Chair, Biomedical Sciences
Program Director
Native American Faculty Development Program
University of Minnesota Medical School-Duluth
Kalpna Gupta, Ph.D. Jim McCarthy, Ph.D.
12/24/13 No Seminar - Holiday
JANUARY

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Date Topic Speaker Host
01/07/14 Fast & dangerous: Microscale in vitro models of dynamic pathologic processes David K. Wood, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
 
 
01/14/14 Immunotherapy for advanced kidney cancer: Advancements and obstacles Thomas Griffith, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Urology
University of Minnesota
 
 
01/21/14 Cancer therapy with adenoviral vectors: From basic science to clinical application Julia Davydova, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Division of Basic and Translational Research
Department of Surgery
University of Minnesota
 
01/28/14 Innate and adaptive immunity within the tumor microenvironment Thomas Gajewski, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Medicine
The University of Chicago

 

Yoji Shimizu, Ph.D.
FEBRUARY

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Date Topic Speaker Host
02/04/14 Medicinal chemistry effort in cancer treatment, prevention, and early detection Chengguo Xing, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Medicinal Chemistry
University of Minnesota
 
02/11/14 COPD as a causal pathway to lung cancer


 

Christine Wendt, M.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
University of Minnesota
Section Head
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Director
O'Brien Bio-Bank
 
 
02/18/14 Promoting work safety and smoking cessation in small manufacturing businesses  Deborah Hennrikus, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Division of Epidemiology and Community Health
University of Minnesota
 
02/25/14 Cancer chemoprevention and therapy: Opportunities with The Hormel Institute Team

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Zigang Dong, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Director
Hormel Institute
Professor
Cellular and Molecular Biology
 
 
MARCH

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Date Topic Speaker Host
03/04/14 The Goldilocks Zone: the importance of telomeres that are neither too short nor too long  Lea Harrington, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Medicine
University of Montreal

 
Anja Bielinsky, Ph.D.
03/11/14 Regulation of T cell trafficking by the transcription factor KLF2 Stephen C. Jameson, Ph.D Chairman's Fund Professor in Experimental Pathology
Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
Center for Immunology
University of Minnesota

 

 

 
03/18/14 Characterization and targeting of RAS signaling pathways in AML Craig Eckfeldt, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Hematology/Oncology/Transplantation
 

03/25/14

Women and smoking: An update on gender differences in the epidemiology, health effects and cessation of smoking

 

Alicia Allen, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

 

APRIL

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Date Topic Speaker Host
04/01/14 Inspiration from fluorination: Methods for drugging undruggable protein-protein interactions

 

 

William Pomerantz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
 
04/08/14 AACR Conference - no seminar    
04/15/14 RPN13 as a target for cancer therapy Richard Roden, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Pathology
Johns Hopkins University
 
Gyn-Onc Translational Working Group
04/22/14 Inflammatory and immune response and the development of colorectal cancer  Anna Prizment, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor
Division of Epidemiology and Community Health
School of Public Health
University of Minnesota
 
04/29/14 Aristolochic acid induced urothelial cancer: harbinger of an environmental and global iatrogenic disease Arthur P. Grollman, MD
Distinguished Professor
Department of Pharmacological Sciences
Stony Brook University Medical School

 

Lisa Peterson, Ph.D.
MAY

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Date Topic Speaker Host
05/06/14 A cell “ground state” for cancer Richard J. Gilbertson M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center
EVP Lillian R. Cannon Endowed Chair
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
 Julie Ross, Ph.D.
05/13/14 NLR family of innate immune sensors: Impact on immunity and beyond Jenny Ting, Ph.D.
W.R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor
Microbiology & Immunology
Director, Center for Translational Immunolgy
Program Leader, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Bruce Blazar, M.D.
05/20/14 Targeting Myc-mediated cancer metabolism Chi Van Dang, M.D., Ph.D.
John H. Glick, M.D. Abramson Cancer Center Director’s Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology Oncology
Director
Abramson Cancer Center
University of Pennsylvania
Ameeta Kelekar, Ph.D. and Carol Lange, Ph.D.
05/27/14 Hematopoietic stem cell niches Paul S. Frennette, M.D.
Professor
Departments of Medicine and Cell Biology
Chair and Director
The Ruth L. and David S. Gottesman Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Research
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Kalpna Gupta, Ph.D.
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