Masonic Cancer Center

A comprehensive cancer center designated by the National Cancer Institute

Education and Training Opportunities

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

September 3, 2014: Cancer Disparities Grand Rounds
11:45 a.m. - Lunch for first 50 people, 12-1 p.m. - presentation, Room 105, 717 Delaware Building
The Nitty Gritty of Racial Disparities in Prostate Cancer
Willie Underwood, III, M.D., MSci, M.P.H., Associate Clinical Director, RPCI Referring Physician and Patient/Family Experience Initiatives, Associate Professor, Department of Urologic Oncology, University of Buffalo School of Medicine, Urology & Cancer Prevention and Control, Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Parking vouchers are available for the Oak Street and Washington Avenue parking ramps.

September 11, 2014: Magnetic Nanowires: Cellular Barcoding, Manipulating, and Scrambling
12 p.m., Room 280 VDL (St. Paul Campus)
Dr. Beth Stadler (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Pizza will be served

September 17, 2014: Cancer Detection, Treatment and Survivorship Mini Retreat
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Conference Rooms, A, B, & C
University of Minnesota Campus Club
4th Floor Coffman Union

Special Guest: Scott Ramsay, MD, PhD, Director of Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research, Public Health Sciences, at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Everyone with research interests related to cancer outcomes, screening and survivorship is invited to attend. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Rick Jacobson,

September 29, 2014:  11th Annual Women’s Health Research Conference: Updates on Women’s Cancer Research
McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota
Keynote speaker:
Olufunmilayo I. Olopade, M.D., FACP, Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Human Genetics; Associate Dean, Global Health; Director, Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics; University of Chicago
Co-sponsored by the Powell Center for Women’s Health and the Masonic Cancer Center

A call for abstracts has been issued. The deadline for award consideration and oral presentations is Monday, July 28, 2014. Visit the website for more information.

October 20, 2014:  5th Annual Masonic Cancer Center Research Symposium
10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., first floor, Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building
Keynote Speaker: B.J. Kennedy Lecturer in Medical Oncology Jonathan Samet, M.D., M.S., Director, University of Southern California Institute for Global Health, Professor and Flor L. Thornton Chair, Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine

The symposium will include two poster sessions. Submit abstracts here.

November 5, 2013: 2014 Advancing Cancer Health Equity Conference
11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.,  Hilton Bloomington, Minneapolis
Sponsored by Minnesota Center for Cancer Collaborations

View the Call for Abstracts. Submission deadline in September 15.

Visit the website for more information and to register.

November 6, 2014: 2014 Cancer Summit - Cancer Care: It's a Partnership
8 a.m.-7 p.m., Hilton Bloomington, Bloomington, Minnesota
Keynote Speaker: Julie Silver, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School

Visit the website for more infromation.

January 26, 2015: SAVE THE DATE! Inaugural Kersey Lecture
Jennifer Grandis, M.D., will speak. Time and location to be determined.

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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