Masonic Cancer Center

A comprehensive cancer center designated by the National Cancer Institute

Education and Training Opportunities

Masonic Cancer Center Seminars and Program Meetings
Upcoming Conferences and Special Lectures

December 1, 2015: Program in Health Disparities Research Monthly Meeting Special Session
1-2 p.m., 717 Delaware St. SE, Room 105 (lunch will be served at 12:50)
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Vanessa Northingham Gamble, M.D., Ph.D., University Professor of Health Humanities,
Professor of Health Policy and American Studies, George Washington University
During this session, Dr. Northingham Gamble will give a reflection about her career in academic medicine. This will be followed by an interactive dialogue about some of the challenges faced by professionals of color and women in academic biomedical careers.

Dr. Northingham Gamble chaired the Tuskegee Syphilis Study Legacy Committee in 1997 that secured a presidential apology for the treatment of African American patients. Before coming to GW, she taught at Harvard University, the University of Massachusetts, Hampshire College, the University of Wisconsin, and Johns Hopkins University. Appointed head of the Association of American Medical Colleges' (AAMC) Division of Community and Minority Programs in 1999, Professor Gamble has served as consultant or committee member on a range of projects run by national medical organizations, including the Institute of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the American Foundation for AIDS Research.

December 2, 2015: Research with Human Participants: The National Debates
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Coffman Theater, Coffman Union, University of Minnesota
This conference brings together experts to discuss the national debates on research with human participants and current thinking on best practices. Researchers, policymakers, bioethicists, patient advocates, and other stakeholders will explore research oversight, informed consent when research participants have diminished or fluctuating capacity to consent, community roles, conflicts of interest and industry sponsorship, and research with vulnerable individuals. This conference will be an opportunity to explore these issues in depth and from multiple points of view. To learn more and view the agenda and list of speakers, click here.

December 2, 2015: Cancer Biology Journal Club
12-1 p.m., 2-114 CCRB
Katie Anderson will discuss “Tumor-Expressed IDO Recruits and Activates MDSCs in a Treg-Dependent Manner,” Holmgaard RB et al., Cell Reports 2015;2:412-424.

December 14, 2015: Special Seminar
9-10 a.m., 450 MCRB
Integration of Molecular Pathology and Big-Data Health Science: How Can We Utilize Big Data?
Shuji Ogino, M.D., Ph.D., M.S., Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Professor, Department of Epidemiology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

April 4, 2016: Save the date!: The 12th Annual Women’s Health Research Conference: Environmental Exposures and Hormones: Implications for Health
1-5 p.m., Coffman Theater, Coffman Memorial Union
Registration opens November 16, 2015.

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Interdisciplinary Team Conferences
  • Brain Tumor Conference: Monday, 1-2 p.m., C456 Mayo
  • Breast Cancer Interdisciplinary Conference: Friday, 7 a.m., C456 Mayo
  • Head & Neck Cancer Conference: Monday, 12:30-1 p.m., Large conference room, ENT department, 8th floor PWB
  • Hematologic Malignancy Conference: 2nd and 4th Mondays, 4:15 p.m., Bell Institute of Pathology, D175 Mayo
  • Melanoma Interdisciplinary Group" 4th Tuesday, 8 a.m., C456 Mayo
  • Musculo-Skeletal Tumor Conference: Thursday, 7 a.m., Surgical-Pathology Conference Room, 4th floor Mayo
  • Surgical Oncology/GI Tumor Teaching Conference: Monday, 5-6 p.m., Rotates each week betweee 11-157 PWB and HCMC Green Building, 5th floor, room 328 (contact Tina Russell for location: 612-625-2991)
  • Thoracic Oncology Conference: Thursday, 11 a.m.-12 Noon, 114 LHI
Continuing Education
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