Masonic Cancer Center

A comprehensive cancer center designated by the National Cancer Institute

Program Meetings

BMT Program Meetings

Held every Monday
1:15-2:15 p.m.
450 MCRB


09/08/14 Angiogenic factors in GVHD: Lessons from pregnancy Dr. Shernan Holtan
09/15/14 BMT Protocol Updates  
09/22/14 Proteomic studies in idiopathic pneumonia syndrome Maneesh Bhargava
09/29/14 Update on ID Studies JoAnne Young
10/06/14 Single cell analyses to understand mechanisms of AML self-renewal Zohar Sachs, M.D., Ph.D.
10/13/14 Hemorrhagic cystitis: What does our experience demonstrate? Celalettin Ushun, M.D.
10/20/14 Mitochondrial polymorphism and outcomes following HCT Julie Ross, Ph.D.
10/27/14 Clinical consequences of early chimerism in UCB transplantation Nelli Bejanyan, M.D.
11/03/14 Physician Utilization Reviews (Karyn Baum) - 30 minutes
GVHD Disease Forms (Judy Witte) - 20 minutes
Donor consent - 10 minutes
Karyn Baum and Judy Witte
11/10/14 9th Annual Children's Cancer Research Fund Norma K.C. Ramsay, M.D. Distinguished Visiting Professor Lectureshi

Regulatory T cells and the quest for transplant tolerance
Dr. Maria-Grazia Roncarolo

Host: John Wagner, M.D.
11/17.14 Genoptypic and immunophenotypic signatures of drug resistance in multiple myeloma Michael Linden, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Brian Van Ness, Ph.D., Professor, Genetics, Cell Biology and Development
11/24/14 ASH Practice Talks  
12/01/14 ASH Practice Talks  
12/08/14 Cancelled due to ASH annual meeting  
12/15/14 ID JoAnne Young
12/29/14 Cancelled  
01/05/15 B cell receptor signatures from mRNA-seq predict outcome in basal-like breast cancer Benjamin Vincent, M.D., Fellow, University of North Carolina Division of Hematology/Oncology, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Faculty candidate, HOT Division
01/12/15   Veronika Bachanova, M.D., Ph.D.
01/19;15 No conference due to Martin Luther King holiday  
01/26/15 Vaccine approaches to control cytomegalovirus infection in stem cell transplant recipients and to prevent in utero congenital infection Don Diamond, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor, Department of Experimental Therapeutics
City of Hope

Host: Jeffrey Miller, M.D.


Tandem Practice


02/09/15 Tandem Practice  
02/16/15 Cancelled : Tandem  

Alex Lazaryan, M.D.

03/02/15   Brian McClune, D.O.
03/16/15   Jon Serody
03/30/15 Characterizing and Targeting Ras Signaling in AML Craig Eckfeldt, M.D., Ph.D.
04/06/15 VIP Cancer Immunotherapy  Edmund Waller, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine, Pathology and Hematology/Oncology
Emory School of Medicine
Associate Director for Clinical Research
Winship Cancer Institute

Host: Jeffrey Miller, M.D.

04/13/15  No conference  

Defining perfect immune reconstitution after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT)

Kidney transplant after hematopoietic stem cell transplant: Infections, complications, and immunosuppressive considerations

Mayada Abu Shanap, M.D.

Christen Ebens, M.D.

04/27/15 BMT for metachromatic leukodystrophy Weston Miller, M.D.
05/04/15 Developing new cellular therapies to treat GVHD following stem cell transplantation Keli Hippen,Ph.D.

Brian McClune, D.O. 

New Format!

Book Club: Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
From book description on Amazon:

"In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending 

Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit. Nursing homes, preoccupied with safety, pin patients into railed beds and wheelchairs. Hospitals isolate the dying, checking for vital signs long after the goals of cure have become moot. Doctors, committed to extending life, continue to carry out devastating procedures that in the end extend suffering.

Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families. Gawande offers examples of freer, more socially fulfilling models for assisting the infirm and dependent elderly, and he explores the varieties of hospice care to demonstrate that a person's last weeks or months may be rich and dignified.

Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, Being Mortal asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end."

Erica Warlick, M.D.
05/25/15   Cancelled: Memorial Day Holiday
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