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 researchers 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: Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention, Cellular Mechanisms, Genetic Mechanisms, Immunology, Screening, Prevention, Etiology and Cancer Survivorship (SPECS), and Transplant Biology & Therapy.

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 are recorded when possible and available to view on the MCC YouTube page.

For more information: 625-5129,

Upcoming Seminars

Role of Androgen Receptor and Androgen Receptor Variants in Prostate Cancer

September 25, 2018

Scott Dehm, PhD Associate Professor & Apogee Enterprises Chair in Cancer Research, Dept of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Minnesota

Estrogen and Breast Cancer: Exploring the Mind Body Connection

October 2, 2018

Patricia Ganz, MD Director, Cancer Prevention & Control Research Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Host: Anne Blaes, MD

Immunotherapy Enhances Outcomes for Patients with Hematologic Malignancies

October 9, 2018

Veronika Bachanova, MD, PhD Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation, University of Minnesota

New insights into the development, function and metabolism of adaptive NK cells

October 16, 2018

Frank Cichocki PhD Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation, University of Minnesota

RET tyrosine kinase in neuroendocrine prostate cancer

October 23, 2018

Justin Drake PhD Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Urology, University of Minnesota


October 30, 2018


Tumor Plasticity

November 6, 2018

Dario Altieri, MD President and CEO Director, The Wistar Institute Cancer Center Philadelphia PA

Host: Jim McCarthy, PhD

Two is Not Always Better than One: Second Cancers in the Childhood Cancer Survivor

November 13, 2018

Lucie Turcotte, MD, MPH, MS University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital, Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology


November 20, 2018

Interactions between tobacco smoke chemicals

November 27, 2018

Lisa Peterson, PhD Professor, Division of Environmental Health Sciences Program Co-Leader, Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention, University of Minnesota

Visualizing newborn human cancer viruses and their birthing center

December 4, 2018

Louis Mansky, PhD Director, Institute for Molecular Virology Professor, Dept of Diagnostic & Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota

Geospatial Approaches to Cancer Control and Population Sciences

December 11, 2018

Kevin Henry, PhD Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Chair Geography and Urban Studies Temple University

Host: Shashi Shekhar, PhD

Pharmacogenomics of Germline Mutations for Predicting Cancer Drug Response and Toxicity

December 18, 2018

Pamala Jacobson PharmD Professor, Experimental & Clinical Pharmacology, University of Minnesota


December 25, 2018


January 1, 2019