Masonic Cancer Center

A comprehensive cancer center designated by the National Cancer Institute

Education and Training Opportunities

Masonic Cancer Center Seminars and Program Meetings
Upcoming Conferences and Special Lectures

June 2, 2015: Program in Health Disparities Monthly Meeting
1-2 p.m., (A light lunch will be served at 12:50.), room 105, 717 Delaware
Colorectal cancer and African American men: What's masculinity, racism, and social support got to do with it?

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June 4, 2015: 6th Annual Dr. Roger Potish Memorial Lectureship
6:30-7:30 p.m. (Buffet will be served at 5:30 p.m.), The Commons Hotel, 615 Washington Ave. SE, Minneapolis
Management of regional nodes in breast cancer: A source of needless morbidity or a
necessary evil?
Benjamin D. Smith, M.D., Department of Radiation Oncology, Division of Radiation Oncology,
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Contact Maria Taracido, 612-624-6433 to register or visit the website.

June 8, 2015: Precision Medicine Symposium
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., McNamara Alumni Center
The Precision Medicine and Health Consortium (PMHC) invites all faculty and invited graduate students to participate in a full-day symposium on Precision Medicine. The program is jointly sponsored by PMHC, the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (MSI), The Academic Health Center (AHC), the Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology in the College of Pharmacy, and the Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences. This symposium features lead informatics experts from the pharmaceutical industry, Vanderbilt’s Medical Informatics team, and University of Minnesota researchers and practitioners in Precision Medicine.

May 20, 2015: Cancer Biology Journal Club
12-1 p.m., MCB 2-120
Mark Daniel will discuss “"Pioneer Transcription Factors Target Partial DNA Motifs on Nucleosomes to Initiate Reprogramming,” by Soufi A, et al, Cell 2015;261:555-568.

May 21, 2015: Gyn Onc Translational Work Group Seminar
2 p.m., MCRB 450
Glycoengineered MSCs as potential theranostics
Swayam Prabha, Ph.D., M.B.A., Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, University of Minnesota

May 22, 2014: Department of Neuroscience Seminar Series
12 p.m., 1-125 CCRB
A new epigenetic mechanism regulating activity dependent expression
Li-Huei Tsai, Ph.D., Picower Professor of Neuroscience, Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

June 8, 2015: Department of Radiology Grand Rounds
5 p.m., Leo Rigler Conference Room, May B-216
Images are data, not pictures: Radiomics of cancers
Robert Gillies, M.D., Moffitt Cancer Center, Vice-chair of Radiology, Director, Experimental Imaging Program

June 9, 2015: Special Cancer Center Seminar
9-10 a.m., 1-125 CCRB
The University of Minnesota NIH Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hub (MN-REACH)
Vadim J. Gurvich, Ph.D., M.B.A., Associate Director, Institute for Therapeutics Discovery & Development (ITDD), Research Associate Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry

Charles C. Muscoplat, Ph.D., Professor of Food Science and Nutrition and Medicine

June 15, 2015: Save the Date! The Inaugural Goodale Memorial Symposium in Pancreatic Cancer
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
In honor of Dr. Robert Goodale and his unwavering support of research at the University of Minnesota. There will be a number of internal and external speakers throughout the day.

Sponsored by the Department of Surgery

June 24, 2015: 24th Annual Mark E. Nesbit Lectureship in Pediatric Oncology
12:15 p.m., Conference Center, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital
Speaker: David Malkin, M.D., Senior Staff Oncologist in Hematology/Oncology at The Hospital for Sick Children, Director, Cancer Genetics Program, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Toronto

October 29-November 1, 2015: 17th Annual Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium
Fairmont Chicago, Millenium Park
Registration is now open. Visit the website for more information.

Interdisciplinary Team Conferences
  • Brain Tumor Conference: Monday, 1-2 p.m., C456 Mayo
  • Breast Cancer Interdisciplinary Conference: Friday, 7 a.m., C456 Mayo
  • Head & Neck Cancer Conference: Monday, 12:30-1 p.m., Large conference room, ENT department, 8th floor PWB
  • Hematologic Malignancy Conference: 2nd and 4th Mondays, 4:15 p.m., Bell Institute of Pathology, D175 Mayo
  • Melanoma Interdisciplinary Group" 4th Tuesday, 8 a.m., C456 Mayo
  • Musculo-Skeletal Tumor Conference: Thursday, 7 a.m., Surgical-Pathology Conference Room, 4th floor Mayo
  • Surgical Oncology/GI Tumor Teaching Conference: Monday, 5-6 p.m., Rotates each week betweee 11-157 PWB and HCMC Green Building, 5th floor, room 328 (contact Tina Russell for location: 612-625-2991)
  • Thoracic Oncology Conference: Thursday, 11 a.m.-12 Noon, 114 LHI
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