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 

April 1, 2015: Cancer Biology Journal Club
12-1 p.m., MCB 2-120
Katie Leehy, Ph.D., Lange lab, will discuss “Wound healing-like immune program facilitates postpartum mammary glad involution and tumor progression, Martinson HA,   Int J. Cancer 2015; 136:1803-1813.

April 13, 2015: Department pf Chemistry Special Seminar
4 p.m, 331 Smith Hall
Harnessing APOBEC3-catalyzed Genome Mutation with Small Molecules
Dan Harki, Ph.D., Assistant Professor,, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Minnesota

April 15, 2015: Achieving Health Equity in Minnesota
4:30 p.m. Networking & light appetizers; 5:00 p.m. Talk; Room 105, 717 Delaware SE
Dr. Joseph Betancourt, Director, The Disparities Solutions Center, Massachusetts General Hospital; Senior Scientist, Mongan Institute for Health Policy; Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Program Director of Multicultural Education, Massachusetts General Hospital; Co-Founder, Quality Interactions, Inc.

April 16, 2015: When Should We All Have Our Genome Sequenced? Assessing the Public Health Implications
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. , Northrop Auditorium, Best Buy Theater, 4th floor
Lecturer: Muin Khoury, M.D., Ph.D .
Director, Office of Public Health Genomics
Centers for Disease Control
Commentator: Douglas Yee, M.D.
Director, Masonic Cancer Center
University of Minnesota

The sequencing of the human genome has massively increased our understanding of the interplay between individual genetic differences and health. However, to fulfill its promise, we must tackle the enormous challenge of applying that knowledge in health care settings – what’s known as “bench to bedside,” or translational, science. Dr. Muin Khoury of the Centers for Disease Control will describe his efforts to build the policy and practice to fully realize the public health benefits of genomics. He will be joined by Dr. Douglas Yee, director of the Masonic Cancer Center, who will share insights gained at the front line of the translational science process through his work as a practicing doctor who also conducts research.

Free and open to the public -- advance registration encouraged.

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April 19-22, 2015: ASME 2015 4th Global Conference on Nanoengineering for Medical and Biology
McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak Street SE, Minneapolis, MN
The NEMB 2015 technical program will be divided in six topical tracks, covering the areas ranging from therapeutics to toxicology, and also will include plenary talks from world-renowned researchers, tours of the UMN Nano Center, and tutorials.
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April 23, 2015: Inaugural Kersey Lecture
4 p.m., 1-125 Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building
Precision Medicine for Cancer: Head and Neck cancer as a model system
Jennifer Grandis, M.D., Associate Vice Chancellor of Clinical and Translational Research, Professor of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, University of California San Francisco

May 19, 2015: SAVE THE DATE! Chemistry-Biology Interface Training Grant Symposium
Registration will begin April.
Speakers include:
Matthew Bogyo, Professor, Stanford University
Markus Ribbe Professor, UC Irvine
William Pomerantz, Professor, University of Minnesota
Daniel Appella NIH, NIDDK, Senior Investigator
Lisa Marcaurelle H3 Biomedicine, VP, Discovery Chemistry
Naimul Karim 3M, Division Scientist, Skin & Wound Care Division

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

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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