Masonic Cancer Center

A comprehensive cancer center designated by the National Cancer Institute

Education and Training Opportunities

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

November 4-5, 2014: Closing the Gap Between Hope and Cures for Cancer Patients: A symposium on creating a clear pathway to accelerated and expanded access to experimental medicines for people with cancer and other deadly illnesses
McNamara Alumni Center
November 5 -  p.m.: Registration; 5:30 p.m.: Reception; 6:30 p.m., Dinner, November 5 - 7:30 a.m.: Registration and buffet breakfast; 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Program

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November 5, 2014: 2014 Advancing Cancer Health Equity Conference
11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.,  Hilton Bloomington, Minneapoli
Sponsored by Minnesota Center for Cancer Collaborations

View the Call for Abstracts. Submission deadline in September 15.

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November 6, 2014: 2014 Cancer Summit - Cancer Care: It's a Partnership
8 a.m.-7 p.m., Hilton Bloomington, Bloomington, Minnesota
Keynote Speaker: Julie Silver, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School

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November 6, 2014: Clinical Research MS Defense
3-3:30 p.m., 450 MCRB
CD16xCD33 bispecific killer cell engager (BiKE) activates natural killer (NK) cells from MDS patients against primary MDS and MDSC CD33+ targets
Michelle Gleason, Ph.D.

Monday, November 10, 2014: 9th Annual Children’s Cancer Research Fund Norma K.C. Ramsay, M.D. Distinguished Visiting Professor Lectureship
1:15-2:15 p.m., 450 MCRB, 425 E. River Road, Minneapolis
Regulatory T cells and the quest for transplant tolerance
Professor Maria Grazia Roncarolo, Department of Pediatrics at Stanford School of Medicine
Sponsored by the Children’s Cancer Research Fund

November 10 and 14, 2014: Henrietta Lacks' Legacy: Two Conversations
November 10: 7:30 p.m.,Meet the Author, Ted Mann Concert Hall
November 14: 9:45-11:30 a.m., Meet the Family, Northrup Auditorium
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November 19, 2014: Fall Research Symposium on Gynecologic Oncology
7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., The Campus Club, Rooms A, B & C, 4th floor, Coffman Memorial Union
Featuring the Ethel N. Ruveslon Memorial Lecture: Peter Schwartz, M.D. Vice Chair, Gynecology; Section Chief, Gynecologic Oncology, Yale University
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy in the treatment of patients with advanced ovarian cancer
RSVP to Katherin Brown:

March 27, 2015:Transforming Cancer Survivorship Through Research and Best Practice
8 a.m.-4 p.m., Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center, 151 Goodman Drive, Cincinnati, OH
Keynote speaker: Julia H. Rowland, Ph.D., Director, NCI Office of Cancer Survivoship

Speakers include: Patricia Ganz, M.D. – UCLA; Michael Stubblefield, M.D. – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Kathryn Schmitz, Ph.D. – University of Pennsylvania; Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, Ph.D., R.D. – University of Alabama; Timothy Ahles, Ph.D. – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Registration information and abstract submission information is available on the website.

April 23, 2015: SAVE THE DATE! Inaugural Kersey Lecture
4 p.m., 1-125 Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building
Speaker: Jennifer Grandis, M.D.

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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