Cancer Center Seminar Series

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About the Seminar Series

Presented by Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota this interdisciplinary seminar series provides a venue for basic-science and clinical faculty 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. Speakers in our series represent the research programs of the MCC: Cell Signaling, Genetic Mechanisms, Tumor Microenvironment, Immunology, Transplant Biology & Therapy, Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention, and SPECS-Screening, Prevention, Etiology and Cancer Survivorship.

Tuesdays, 9-10 a.m., Seminar Room, First Floor, Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building (simulcast in 450 MCRB, Hormel Institute room 155, and Duluth, 112-SMed )

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: 625-5129, mccadmin@umn.edu

Upcoming Seminars

Untimely DNA synthesis in early M phase contributes to genome stability in BRCA2 deficient cells

October 4, 2016
Presenter:

Naoko Shima, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development
University of Minnesota

Osteosarcoma epidemiology and inherited genetic susceptibility

October 11, 2016
Presenter:

Lisa Mirabello, PhD, MS
Principal Investigator, Genetic Epidemiology Branch
Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics
National Cancer Institute, NIH

Targeting androgen receptors in breast cancer: From bench to bedside

October 18, 2016
Presenter:

Jennifer K. Richer, PhD
Professor
Department of Pathology
Co-director
Cancer Center Pathology Core
University of Colorado

Immunotherapy with recombinant HER2 expressing Listeria prevents metastatic disease in canine osteosarcoma

October 25, 2016
Presenter:

Nicola Mason, PhD
Associate Professor
Departments of Medicine & Pathobiology
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Repair of DNA-protein cross-links in mammalian cells

November 8, 2016
Presenter:

Colin Campbell, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacology
University of Minnesota

Epoxygenase mechanisms of breast cancer progression

November 15, 2016
Presenter:

David Potter, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation
University of Minnesota

Circulating markers of inflammation and subsequent risk of lung cancer

November 29, 2016
Presenter:

Meredith Shiels, PhD
Investigator
Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics
Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch
National Cancer Institute

Bacterial delivered immunotherapy for cancer

December 13, 2016
Presenter:

Daniel Saltzman, MD, PhD
Professor
Department of Surgery
University of Minnesota

APOBEC mutagenesis in breast cancer

December 20, 2016
Presenter:

Reuben Harris, PhD
Professor
Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics
University of Minnesota

APOBEC mutagenesis in breast cancer

January 3, 2017
Presenter:

Reuben Harris, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics
University of Minnesota

Discovery and applications of cell-free nucleic acid markers of cancer using comparative approaches

January 10, 2017
Presenter:

Jaime Modiano, VMD, PhD
Perlman Professor of Oncology and Comparative Medicine
Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Director
Animal Cancer Care and Research Program
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Minnesota

Masonic Cancer Center Seminar

January 17, 2017
Presenter:

Topic and speaker to be announced

Masonic Cancer Center Seminar

January 24, 2017
Presenter:

Topic and speaker to be announced. 

Masonic Cancer Center Seminar

January 31, 2017
Presenter:

Topic and speaker to be announced.

Exploiting NK cells for therapeutic purposes to fight ovarian cancer

February 7, 2017
Presenter:

Melissa A. Geller, MD, MS
Associate Professor or Gynecologic Oncology
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health
University of Minnesota

Novel strategies to maximize natural killer cell immunotherapy

February 14, 2017
Presenter:

Martin Felices, PhD
Assistant Professor

Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Transplantation
University of Minnesota

Masonic Cancer Center Seminar

February 21, 2017
Presenter:

Speaker and topic to be announced

Masonic Cancer Center Seminar

February 28, 2017
Presenter:

Speaker and topic to be announced

Masonic Cancer Center Seminar

March 7, 2017
Presenter:

Topic and speaker to be announced         

Masonic Cancer Center Seminar

March 14, 2017
Presenter:

Marja Nevalainen, MD, PhD
Professor
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Medical College of Wisconsin
Associate Director of Education
Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center

Tracking progesterone receptor (PR) and estrogen receptor (ER) cross talk in breast cancer models

March 21, 2017
Presenter:

Carol Lange, PhD
Professor
Department of Medicine
University of Minnesota

Masonic Cancer Center Seminar

March 28, 2017
Presenter:

Speaker and topic to be announced

Endophilin-dynamin complex assembly - tumor suppression through coordinated membrane remodeling

April 11, 2017
Presenter:

Anna Sundborger, PhD                                         
Assistant Professor and Section Leader                            
Cryo-EM and Molecular Cell Biology                            
The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota                                                     

Translational therapy with NK cells: Is there a commercial path?

April 18, 2017
Presenter:

Jeffrey Miller, MD
Professor
Department of Medicine
Deputy Director
Masonic Cancer Center
University of Minnesota

Anisotropic focal adhesion dynamics mediate contact guidance directed cell invasion

April 25, 2017
Presenter:

Paolo Provenzano, PhD
Assistant Professor

Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Minnesota

On the road to precision medicine in gynecologic oncology

May 2, 2017
Presenter:

Boris Winterhoff, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women's Health
University of Minnesota

Masonic Cancer Center Seminar

May 9, 2017

Masonic Cancer Center Seminar

May 16, 2017
Presenter:

Speaker and topic to be announced