Masonic Cancer Center

A comprehensive cancer center designated by the National Cancer Institute

Cancer Center Seminar Series

Tuesdays, 9-10 a.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:

625-5129, mccadmin@umn.edu

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SEPTEMBER

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Date Topic Speaker Host
09/15/15 Biology and therapy for neural cancers


Funding for this seminar is made possible by the Children's Cancer Research Fund

William Weiss, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Departments of Neurology, Pediatrics and Neurosurgery
University of California, San Francisco
Co-leader
Pediatric Malignancies Program
USCF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
 
David Largaespada, Ph.D.
09/22/15 Genomics of host-microbiome interactions in health and cancer Ran Blekhman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development
 
 
09/29/15 New approaches to treatment of metastatic melanoma Harriet Kluger, M.D.
Professor of Medicine Chair
Funds and Fellowships Committee
Associate Director of the Medical Oncology Fellowship Program
Yale University School of Medicine
 
Daniel Weisdorf, M.D.
OCTOBER

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Date Topic Speaker Host
10/06/15 DNMT1-KIT regulatory circuit controls lung cancer cell fate

Shujun Liu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Epigenetics & Experimental Therapeutics
Hormel Institute
Research Member, Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention Program

Lisa Peterson, Ph.D.
10/13/15

The cholangiocyte primary cilium as a tumor suppressor organelle 

[VIEW SEMINAR RECORDING]

Sergio Gradilone, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Cancer Cell Biology and Translational Research
Hormel Institute
University of Minnesota
Research member, Cell Signaling Program
 
Carol Lange, Ph.D. and Ashok Saluja, Ph.D.
10/20/15 Using precise gene editing to answer cancer relevant questions – The Genome Engineering Shard Resource is open for your business

[VIEW SEMINAR RECORDING]
Eric Hendrickson, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics
Director, Genomic Engineering Shared Resource
Research Member, Genetic Mechanisms of Cancer Program
David Largaespda, Ph.D.
10/27/15 The role of infections and cesarean delivery in risk of childhood leukemia
 
Erin Marcotte, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Epidemiology & Clinical Research
University of Minnesota


 
Logan Spector, Ph.D.
NOVEMBER

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Date Topic Speaker Host
11/03/15 DNA adductomics, a new approach for the investigation of DNA damage

[VIEW SEMINAR RECORDING]
Silvia Balbo
Assistant Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Research member, Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention Program
 
Lisa Peterson, Ph.D.
11/10/15 6th Annual Masonic Cancer Center Research Symposium

New strategies for triple-negative breast cancer – Deciphering the heterogeneity
Keynote Speaker
Jennifer Pietenpol, M.D.
B.J. Kennedy Lecturer in Medical Oncology
Director, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Benjamin F. Byrd, Jr. Professor of Oncology
Professor of Biochemistry, Cancer Biology and Otolaryngology Vanderbilt University Medical Center
 
Douglas Yee, M.D.
11/17/15 Cancer cachexia Aminah Jatoi, M.D.
Department of Oncology
Cancer Center
Mayo Clinic

 

Daniel 
Weisdorf, M.D.
11/24/15    No Seminar-Thanksgiving  
DECEMBER

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Date Topic Speaker Host

12/01/15

Development of infectivity-selective oncolytic adenovirus for systemic therapy Masato Yamamoto, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Surgery
Division of Basic & Translational Research
Research member, Genetic Mechanisms of Cancer Program
 
David Largaespada, Ph.D. 

12/08/15

 

No meeting - ASH
 
 
12/15/15 Identification and validation of novel therapeutic targets of osteosarcoma using cutting edge technologies Branden Moriarity, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics University of Minnesota 
Research member, Genetic Mechanisms of Cancer Program
 

 

 
12/22/15  No seminar    
12/29/15  No seminar    
JANUARY

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Date Topic Speaker Host
01/05/16

Harnessing autophagy dependency of pancreas cancer for therapeutic intent

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Colin Weekes, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Medical Oncology
Director, Pancreas Medical Oncology Program
Associate Director for Research, Gastrointestinal Oncology Program
Member, Developmental Therapeutics and Gastrointestinal Oncology Programs
University of Colorado-Denver School of Medicine
 
01/12/16 Stress, metabolism and aging: Implications for cancer biology Alessandro Bartolomucci, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology
University of Minnesota
 
David Largaespada, Ph.D.
01/19/16 Analysis of cancer data using causal graph methods:
biomarker discovery, molecular profile construction, pathway reverse engineering and experiment minimization
Constantin Aliferis, M.D, Ph.D., FACMI
Professor
Chief Informatics Research Officer
Director of Institute for Health Informatics
University of Minnesota
 
David Largaespada, Ph.D.
01/26/16 Optimization of radiation schedules for proneural gliomas via mathematical modeling Kevin Leder, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
College of Science and Engineering
University of Minnesota
 
David Largaespada, Ph.D.
FEBRUARY

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Date Topic Speaker Host

02/02/16

NOTE: This seminar will be held in 450 MCRB

Cardio-Oncology: A new clinical frontier and a novel platform for investigation Javid Moslehi, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, Cardio-Oncology Program
Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center
Vanderbilt University


Anne Blaes, M.D.
02/09/16 Impact of blood-brain barrier on efficacy of targeted therapy in brain tumors William Elmquist, PharmD, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics
Director, Brain Barriers Research Center
University of Minnesota
Research member, Tumor Microenvironment Program

 

Jim McCarthy, Ph.D.
02/16/16 DICER1 syndrome tumors: Clinical genetics and tumor pathogenesis D. Ashley Hill, M.D.
Chief, Division of Pathology
Children's Research Institute
Children's National Health System

Kris Ann Schultz, M.D.
Hematology-Oncology, Pediatric Physician
Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
 
David Largaespada, Ph.D.
02/23/16 Mechanisms of telomere maintenance and dysfunction: Insights from the study of children with dyskeratosis congenita, a cancer and bone marrow failure predisposition syndrome Alison Bertuch, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Bone Marrow Failure Program
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Section of Hematology/Oncology
Baylor College of Medicine
 
Anja Bielinksy, Ph.D.
MARCH

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Date Topic Speaker Host
03/01/16   Zohar Sachs, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Transplantation
University of Minnesota
Research member, Genetic Mechanisms of Cancer Program
 
Anja Bielinksy, Ph.D.
03/8/16   Ryan A. Langlois, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology
 
Yoji Shimizu, Ph.D.
03/15/16   Mahmoud Khalifa, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Lab Medicine & Pathology
Director, Anatomic Pathology
University of Minnesota
Jim McCarthy, Ph.D.
03/22/16   Yuam Fong, M.D.
Chair
Department of Surgery
Surgical Oncologist
City of Hope
Julia Davydova, M.D., Ph.D.
03/29/16   Trevor M. Penning, Ph.D.
Professor of Pharmacology
Professor Biochemistry & Biophysics and OB/GYN
Director Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
 
Lisa Peterson, Ph.D.
APRIL

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Date Topic Speaker Host
04/05/16   Jasmine Foo, Ph.D.
McKnight Land Grant Assistant Professor
School of Mathematics
College of Science and Engineering
University of Minnesota 
 
David Largaespada, Ph.D.
04/12/16   Michael Smanski, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics
University of Minnesota
 
David Largaespada, Ph.D.
04/19/16 No seminar - AACR annual meeting    
04/26/16   Steffi Oesterreich, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology
University of Pittsburgh
 
Carol Lange, Ph.D.
MAY

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Date Topic Speaker Host
05/03/16   Ze’ev Ronai, Ph.D.
Professor and Scientific Director
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
La Jolla, CA
 
James McCarthy, Ph.D.
05/10/16   Emil Lou, M.D., Ph.D, FACP
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation
Research member, Tumor Microenvironment Program
James McCarthy, Ph.D.
05/17/16   Suzanne L. Topalian, M.D.
Professor
Surgery and Oncology
Johns
Hopkins University School of Medicine
Director, Melanoma Program
Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center
 
Yoji Shimizu, Ph.D./Douglas Yee, M.D.
       
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