Masonic Cancer Center

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Masonic Cancer Center Research Symposium

5th Annual Masonic Cancer Center Research Symposium

The Masonic Cancer Center Science Council announces its Fifth Annual Research Symposium October 20, 2014 in the Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Students, staff, postdocs and PIs are encouraged to participate and submit an abstract for the poster session. The poster format is changing this year. Visit the website for more information. A subcommittee will select the best abstract from each research program area for a special opportunity to have lunch with our keynote speaker.

Abstract submission period is now closed.


10:30-11:00: State of Masonic Cancer Center: Douglas Yee, M.D., Director

11:00-12:00: Poster Session

12:00-1:00: Lunch

1:00-2:00: Poster Session

2::00-3:00: Keynote speaker: B.J. Kennedy Lecturer in Medical Oncology: Smoking and Health: 50 Years of Progress Since the 1964 Surgeon General’s Report
Jonathan M. Samet, M.D., M.S., Director, USC Institute for Global Health, Professor and Flora L. Thornton Chair, Department of Preventive Medicine
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California


Unraveling Osteosarcoma heterogeneity and metastatic progression through a multi-species approach

Jaime Modiano, V.M.D., Ph.D., Perlman Professor of Oncology and Comparative Medicine, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Director, Animal Cancer Care and Research Program

Branden Moriarity, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics


Poster Sessions:

Students, staff, postdocs and PIs are invited to participate and are encouraged to submit an abstract for the poster session. Our goal is to increase interaction during the poster sessions. We are continuing with the same poster format we used last year. All posters should consist of 3 8.5 x 11 sheets - one with the hypothesis, one with data and the third with conclusions and/or future directions. This poster session style has been adopted by both the Immunology and MICaB programs with treat success. A PDF with an example of this is available for download here.

Note: Abstract submission period is closed. 

For more information call Sandi Sherman at 626-0671 or send an email to

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