Masonic Cancer Center

A comprehensive cancer center designated by the National Cancer Institute

Cancer Center Seminar Series

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Tuesdays, 9-10 a.m., Seminar Room, First Floor, Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building
Seminar presentations can be recorded to view on the Web site. Presenters must give their permission in advance to have a seminar recorded.

For more information:
Robin Toy, 612-625-2159, ccsem@umn.edu

Select a month to go to on the calendar, or scroll down to browse all the dates.

 

SEPTEMBER

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Date Topic Speaker Host
09/09/14 Mast cell activation alters tumor microenvironment and promotes pain Kalpna Gupta, Ph.D.
Professor
Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation
Department of Medicine
Co-leader, Tumor Microenvironment Program
 
 
09/16/14 No Seminar    
09/23/14 Mechanics of cell migration David Odde, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Minnesota
 
09/30/14 Importance of the inflammatory microenvrionment during breast cancer initiation and progression Kaylee Schwertfeger, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota
 
OCTOBER

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Date Topic Speaker Host
10/07/14 Using GWAS, epigenomics, and genome engineering to characterize cancer-associated enhancers Peggy Farnham, Ph.D.
William M Keck Professor of Biochemistry
Associate Dean for Graduate Affairs
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
David Largaespada, Ph.D.
10/14/14 Dynamic regulation of cancer metastasis by iron and oxygen Sundaram Ramakrishnan, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Pharmacology
University of Minnesota
 
 
10/21/14 Hold    
10/28/14 Identification and biological function of ovarian cancer biomarkers
 
Amy Skubitz, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
University of Minnesota


 
 
NOVEMBER

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Date Topic Speaker Host
11/04/14

Breast cancer outcome disparities: In vivo models to investigate biophysiological determinants and mechanisms

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Robin Fuchs-Young, Ph.D.
Professor
Departments of Molecular and Cellular Medicine & Institute for Biosciences and Technology
Texas A&M Health Sciences Center
Carol Lange, Ph.D.
11/11/14 Bioengineering of highly selective targeted toxins and immune engagers for cancer therapy.....moving them to the U of M clinic Daniel A. Vallera, Ph.D.
Lion Scholar and Professor
Director, Section on Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
Professor of Therapeutic Radiology
University of Minnesota
 
 
11/18/14 Targeting cancer: Gene editing, telomeres and translocations

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Eric Hendrickson, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics
University of Minnesota
 
11/25/13 Co-clinical approach to kinase inhibitor development in cancer therapy: Targeting the tumor cell and its microenvironment Akash Patnaik, M.D., Ph.D.
Division of Hematology/Oncology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard Medical School
 
DECEMBER

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Date Topic Speaker Host

12/02/14

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MCRB 450

Opportunities and challenges for TGF beta inhibition in cancer therapy Mary Helen Barcellos-Hoff, Ph.D.
Professor
Departments of Radiation Oncology and Cell Biology
New York University School of Medicine
Kaylee Schwertfeger 

12/09/14

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MCRB 450

Molecular imaging by MRI: possibilities, limitations and new approaches Valerie Pierre, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
University of Minnesota
 
 

12/16/14

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MCRB 450

Developing quantitative MRI for the detection and characterization of prostate cancer Greg Metzger, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Departments of Radiology and Urologic Surgery
Center for Magnetic Resonance Imaging
 
12/23/14  Holiday - No Seminar    
12/30/14  Holiday - No Seminar    
JANUARY

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Date Topic Speaker Host
01/06/15

PD-1 pathway and immunotherapy

[VIEW THE RECORDING]

Gordon Freeman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute 
Bruce Blazar, M.D.
01/13/15 New and evolving opportunities in cancer treatment with metallic nanoparticles: enhanced drug delivery, imaging and heating
 
John Bischof, Ph.D.
Distinguished McKnight University Professor and
Carl and Janet Kuhrmeyer Chair in Mechanical Engineering
University of Minnesota
 
01/20/15 Integrative cancer care: Rational use of natural supplements

[VIEW SEMINAR RECORDING]
Donald Abrams, M.D.
Cancer and Integrative Medicine Specialist
University of California, San Francisco Medical Center

 

Mary Jo Kreitzer, Ph.D.
01/27/15 Antigen recognition by T cell receptor-transduced T cells Michael Nishimura, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Surgery
Associate Director, Oncology Institute
Associate Director, Cancer Center Translations Research
Program Director, Immunologic Therapeutics 
Loyola University, Chicago
Jeffrey Miller, M.D.
FEBRUARY

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Date Topic Speaker Host
02/03/15 Association of opioid receptor expression, opioid exposure and chronic pain with clinical outcomes in patients with advanced malignancies
 
Pankaj Gupta, M.D.
Professor
Department of Medicine
VA Medical Center
Hematology Oncology Section
 
 
02/10/15

Canceled

Canceled   
02/17/15 Carcinogenic constituents in tobacco products: Brand variations and exposures in users Irina Stepanov, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Division of Environmental Health Sciences
School of Public Health
University of Minnesota
 
02/24/15 Herpesviral mimics of cellular microRNAs Eva Gottwein, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Microbiology-Immunology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Jamie Van Etten, Ph.D - Cancer Biology Training Grant
MARCH

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Date Topic Speaker Host
03/03/15 Use of a novel CD200 checkpoint inhibitor: Implications for glioma immunotherapy Micheal OIin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics

 
 
03/10/15 Diet, the gut microbiome, and cancer

 

[VIEW SEMINAR RECORDING]

Johanna W. Lampe, Ph.D., R.D.
Full Member and Associate Division Director
Cancer Prevention Program
Public Health Sciences Division
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
DeAnn Lazovich, Ph.D.
03/17/15 Engineered measles virus strains in cancer treatment: from the bench to the bedside and back Eva Galanis, M.D.
Department of Molecular Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Masata Yamamoto, M.D.

Sponsored by Department of Surgery and Genetic Mechanisms of Cancer Program

03/24/15

Strategies to optimize CD8 T cell immunosurveillance and function David Masopust, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology
University of Minnesota Medical School
 

 

03/31/15

The von Hippel-Lindau tumor suppressor: Insights into oxygen sensing and cancer metabolism William G. Kaelin, Jr., M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Chair, Executive Committee of Research
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
 
Eric Hanse, Cancer Biology Training Grant
APRIL

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Date Topic Speaker Host
04/07/15 How telomeres repress a DNA damage response at chromosome ends Sandy Chang Ph.D., M.D.
Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and of Pathology
Associate Director
Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory
Yale School of Medicine
Eric Hendrickson, Ph.D.
04/14/15 Genetics and Immunity in B cell leukemia Michael A. Farrar, Ph.D.
Professor
Center for Immunology, Masonic Cancer Center
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota
 
04/21/15 AACR Annual Meeting - No seminar    
04/28/15 New strategies for targeting leukemia: From nanotechnology to the microenvironment Peter Gordon, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Hematology/Oncology
University of Minnesota

 

 
MAY

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Date Topic Speaker Host
0505/15 Transcriptional activation and developmental regulation via chromatin remodeling machines Trevor K. Archer, Ph.D.
Chief
Epigenetics & Stem Cell Biology Laboratory
Principal Investigator
National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences
Carol Lange, Ph.D.
05/12/15 Cancer: A metabolic disease with metabolic solutions Thomas N. Seyfried, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Boston College
Mindy Kurzer, Ph.D.
05/19/15 A small Bcl-2 protein offers big insights into cancer metabolism and signaling Ameeta Kelekar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
University of Minnesota
 
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