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.

Seminars take place in room 1-125 CCRB (unless otherwise stated), Tuesdays 9-10am

Also available via zoom.
Please use this URL to join virtually:
Meeting ID: 986 9271 3230

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Seminar Series Schedule

Seminar Date Speaker Seminar Title Recording Link
9/13/2022 Paul Marker, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Role of the Growth Hormone/IGF-1 Axis in Breast and Prostate Cancers View the recording
9/20/2022 Subree Subramanian, MS, PhD
University of Minnesota
Immune Supression in Colorectal Cancer Recording not available
9/27/2022 Joseph C. Sun, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
NK cells in Host Immunity View the recording
10/4/2022 Robert J. Turesky, PhD
University of Minnesota
Cooked Meat and Prostate Cancer Risk View the recording
10/11/2022 Martin Felices, PhD
University of Minnesota
Leveraging Tri-specific Killer Engagers to Enhance NK Cell Function Across a Variety of Tumor Microenvironments. View the recording
10/18/2022 John Bell, PhD
University of Ottawa
Development of a Multiplex Virus Based Cancer Therapeutic View the recording
10/25/2022 No Seminar    
11/1/2022 Sharon Savage, MD  National Cancer Institute Germline TP53 variants in families and populations – Li-Fraumeni syndrome and beyond View the recording
11/8/2022 Nima Sharifi, MD
Cleveland Clinic
Metabolic phenotypes of sex steroid dependent cancers Recording not available
11/15/2022 William J. Murphy, PhD
University of California Davis
The Obesity Paradox in Cancer Immunotherapy: Linking Preclinical and Clinical Data View the recording
11/22/2022 No Seminar - Happy Thanksgiving!    
11/29/2022 Charles R. Rogers, PhD, MPH, MS, MCHES®  MCW Cancer Center Increasing Colorectal Cancer Equity: Mistrust & Men & Masculinity, Oh My!
Recording not available
12/6/2022 Zohar Sachs, MD, PhD
University of Minnesota
Mechanisms of the progression and aggressive biology of TP53 mutant AML View the recording
12/13/2022 Martina Bazzaro, PhD
University of Minnesota
Role of the microtubule severing protein UNC45A in cancer and neurodegeneration View the recording
12/20/2022 Kelly Makielski, DVM, MS, DACVIM (SAIM)
University of Minnesota
Molecular signatures of disease biological behavior
View the recording
12/27/2022 No Seminar - Happy Holidays!    
1/3/2023 No Seminar    

Julia Austin, PhD
Lange Lab

Megan Ludwig, PhD 
Drake Lab

Julia - The Role of Mineralocorticoid Receptor Signaling in Triple Negative Breast Cancer.
Megan - Unraveling the proteome of extracellular vesicles in prostate cancer

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1/17/2023 Carmen Guerra, MD, MSCE, FACP
University of Pennsylvania
Advancing Equity in Cancer Clinical Trial Participation Recording not available
1/24/2023 Britt K. Erickson, M.D.
University of Minnesota
Uterine Serous Carcinoma: updates and unanswered questions in early and advanced disease
View the recording


Zoom only

Supriya G. Mohile, MD, MS
University of Rochester James P. Wilmot Cancer Center
Improving Care Delivery and Outcomes of Older Patients with Cancer and their Caregivers.
View the recording
2/7/2023 Mary Armanios, MD
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Telomeres and Cancer
Recording not available
2/14/2023 David Potter, MD, PhD
University of Minnesota
Modulating the Immune Microenvironment of ER+HER2- Breast Cancer Recording not available
2/21/2023 Ramzi G Salloum, Ph.D.
University of Florida
Implementation Science to Advance Evidence-Based Practices in Tobacco Control View the recording
2/28/2023 Stefani Spranger, PhD 
Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT
Not all anti-tumor T cell responses are generated equal: the role of dendritic cells in guiding T cell responses.
View the recording
3/7/2023 No Seminar - Spring Break    

Shalini Kulasingam, PhD, MPH
University of Minnesota

Can we eliminate cervical cancer? View the recording
3/21/2023 Marcela V. Maus, MD PhD.
Harvard Medical School and Mass General Cancer Center
Next generation CAR T cells. Recording not available
3/28/2023 Emily Balskus, PhD
Harvard University
Deciphering the human microbiome with chemistry View the recording
4/4/2023 Arjun Gupta, MBBS
University of Minnesota
The Time Toxicity of Cancer Care View the recording
4/11/2023 No Seminar    
4/18/2023 No Seminar    
4/25/2023 No Seminar    
5/2/2023 Carston Wagner, PhD
University of Minnesota
CellTAC: Tumor Eradication with T-cell Targeting Chemically-Self-Assembled Nanorings View the recording
5/9/2023 Candyce Kroenke, MPH, ScD
Kaiser Permanente Northern California
Should social relationships be considered a vital sign in cancer patients and what can be done to help socially isolated patients? View the recording

Thu Truong, PhD
University of Minnesota

Cancer stem cells, therapy resistance, and breast cancer… oh my!  


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

View past seminar series recordings here