Cancer Center Seminar Series

Presented by Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota this interdisciplinary seminar series provides a venue for basic-science and clinical researchers to hear about cutting-edge work in all areas of cancer. The series features invited speakers and MCC faculty with expertise in selected topics related to cancer.

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Seminar Series Schedule

Seminar Date Speaker Seminar Title Recording Link
September 12, 2023 Carol Lange, PhD
University of Minnesota
Mechanisms of Integrated ER/PR Signaling in Luminal Breast Cancer Models: Should we target PR? View the recording
September 19, 2023 TCTP T32 Trainees
University of Minnesota
Targets of Cancer Training Program Trainee Flash Talks View the recording
September 26, 2023 Tiffany Seagroves, MBA, PhD
University of Tennessee
Targeting Metastasis in Triple Negative Breast Cancer No recording available
October 3, 2023 Christopher Meiers
University of Minnesota
GESR: An Affordable Resource for Genome Edited Cell Lines, iPSC, and Mice
View the recording
October 10, 2023 R. Stephanie Huang, PhD
University of Minnesota
Inferring therapeutic vulnerability within tumors through integration of pan-cancer cell line and single-cell transcriptomic profiles View the recording
October 17, 2023 Gensheng Feng, PhD
University of California San Diego
Mechanistic Dissection and Immunotherapy of Liver Cancer View the recording
October 24, 2023 John Dipersio, MD, PhD
Washington University
CART for the Treatment of Tcell Malignancies No recording available
October 31, 2023 No Seminar this week - MCC Research Symposium    
November 7, 2023 Helen Parsons, PhD, MPH
University of Minnesota
Improving Care and Outcomes and Adolescent and Young Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia No recording available
November 14, 2023 Bevin Engelward, ScD
DNA Damage, Repair, and Mutations in the Context of Environmental Health No recording available
November 21, 2023 No Seminar this week - Happy Thanksgiving!    
November 28, 2023 David Largaespada, PhD
University of Minnesota
Drug Targets and Synthetic Vulnerabilities in Sarcoma: Our experience in NF1 View the recording
December 5, 2023 Rachel Vogel, PhD
University of Minnesota
CMV and Patient-Reported Outcomes in Ovarian Cancer View the recording
December 12, 2023 Rajaram Gopalakrishnan, BDS, PhD
University of Minnesota
Investigating Mechanisms of Invasion in Oral Cancer No recording available
December 19, 2023 Sean Tracy, MD, PhD
University of Minnesota
T-cell responses in acute lymphoblastic leukemia View the recording
December 26, 2023 No Seminar this week - Happy Holidays!    
January 2, 2024 No Seminar this week - Happy Holidays!    
January 9, 2024 John Blenis
Weill Cornell
Signaling and Metabolic Plasticity During Cancer Progression, Links to Aging No recording available
January 16, 2024 Proteogenomics Shared Resource
The Proteogenomics Shared Resource: From novel proteoforms to microbiome functions in cancer using customized multi-omic tools View the recording
January 23, 2024 Joshua Lang, MD, MS
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Biomarkers and Biology: Treatment Resistance in Advanced Prostate Cancer View the recording
January 30, 2024 KERSEY LECTURE - Michael Calguiri   View the recording
February 6, 2024 Kyle Hill, PhD, MPH
University of Minnesota
Climate Change and Cancer Risk in Indigenous Communities: Opportunities for Reconciliation and Prevention No recording available
February 13, 2024 Logan Spector, PhD
University of Minnesota
From rare to well-done: The epidemiology of Ewing sarcoma View the recording
February 20, 2024 Kiri Ness, PT, PhD, FAPTA
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Remediating Aging Phenotypes in Cancer Survivors View the recording
February 27, 2024 Matt Sikora, PhD
University of Colorado, Denver
MDC1 Bridges Endocrine Response and DNA Damage Response in Lobular Carcinoma of the Breast View the recording
March 5, 2024 No Seminar this week - Spring Break!    
March 12, 2024 Emmanuel Antonarakis, MD
University of Minnesota
Bipolar Androgen Therapy: An Iconoclastic Treatment for Advanced Prostate Cancer View the recording
March 19, 2024 Barbara Stranger, PhD
Northwestern University
The impact of sex on gene expression across human tissues and cancers No recording available

March 26, 2024

Zoom Only

Leslie Carnahan
University of Illinois Cancer Center

Linda Kasebier, MPH, MHS
Illinois Department of Public Health

Community conversations on cancer: Creating and implementing a community engagement strategy for the 2022-2027 Illinois Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan through an academic – state public health department partnership

No recording available

April 2, 2024

Nasra Giama, DNP, RN, PHN
University of Minnesota

Community engagement: partnering with immigrant/refugee communities to improve Liver Care. View the recording
April 9, 2024 Beshay Zordosky, MSc, PhD
University of Minnesota
Therapy-induced Immunosenescence: Mechanisms, Implications, and Potential Interventions View the recording
April 16, 2024 No seminar this week.    
April 23, 2024 Nicholas Zorko, MD, PhD
University of Minnesota
(Don't) Transplant Like It's 1999: The Role of Autologous Transplant and Cellular Therapy for Solid Tumors in 2024.
April 30, 2024 Crystal Lumpkins, PhD, MA
Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah
Advancing Health Equity through Community-Engaged Health Communication Scholarship: Research that Speaks the Language.  
May 7, 2024 Jian-Min Yuan, MD, PhD
University of Pitsburgh
Understanding variations in risk of lung cancer among smokers
May 14, 2024 MCC Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Team Panel discussion on expanding health disparities research and the cancer research workforce  
May 21, 2024 Arjun Singh, MDS, MFDS, RCPS
Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai
Surgeon - Scientist?  


Seminar presentations are recorded when possible and available to view on the MCC YouTube page. For more information:

View past seminar series recordings here