Annual Cancer Research Symposium Returns to University of Minnesota

The Masonic Cancer Center’s Annual Research Symposium returns to the University of Minnesota after a two-year absence. Like many events that were affected during the global COVID-19 pandemic, this Annual Research Symposium showcasing the research of the Masonic Cancer Center was put on hold for the health and safety of the attendees and the research community. 

The Annual Research Symposium highlights many of the outstanding contributions to cutting-edge scientific research from the over 600 members of the Masonic Cancer Center. This year’s symposium, celebrating the center’s 30th Anniversary, is a gathering for the faculty, staff, trainees, and students to celebrate research accomplishments and develop new ideas and collaborations.

This 2022 version of the event will feature two extraordinary keynote speakers: Laura Esserman, MD, MBA, Director, UCSF Breast Care Center, as the BJ Kennedy Keynote Lecturer, and Pat LoRusso, DO, Associate Director, Experimental Therapeutics at the Yale Cancer Center, as the John H. Kersey Lecturer.

“It's the first time we've been able to gather face-to-face as a cancer center for over two years, and I'm looking forward to hearing about the advances our members have made,” said Douglas Yee, MD, Director of the Masonic Cancer Center. “In addition, we have two exceptional outside speakers, both leaders in their fields, who will inspire and motivate those in attendance.”

The event will be held on Monday, May 2, and Tuesday, May 3 at Huntington Bank Stadium on the campus of the University of Minnesota. For full details about the symposium, visit z.umn.edu/MCCSympo.

About the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

The Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota, is the Twin Cities’ only Comprehensive Cancer Center, designated ‘Outstanding’ by the National Cancer Institute. As Minnesota’s Cancer Center, we have served the entire state for more than 30 years. Our researchers, educators, and care providers have worked to discover the causes, prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer and cancer-related diseases. Learn more at cancer.umn.edu.