Past Seminar Series Recordings

Cancer Center Seminars are on Tuesdays from 9-10 a.m., 1-125 Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building.

The following speakers have granted the Masonic Cancer Center permission in advance to record and publish their seminars. For more information, contact Marilyn Lindgard,, 612-625-1405.

Epithelial Ovarian Cancer: Population, to Bench, to Control

May 14, 2019

Thomas Sellers, PhD, Director, Cancer Center & Research Institute, Moffitt Cancer Center

Host: Dorothy Hatsukami, PhD

Src-family kinases, myeloid signaling, and the tumor microenvironment

May 7, 2019

Tanya Freedman, PhD,  Assistant Professor Department of Pharmacology, University of Minnesota.

Host: Yoji Shimizu, PhD

Immune Regulation as a Strategy to Improve Outcomes following Allogeneic Transplantation

April 30, 2019

Robert Negrin, MD, Chief, Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Professor of Medicine, Stanford University

Host: Bruce Blazar, MD

A Novel Pan-ALDH1A Inhibitor Induces Necroptosis in Ovarian Cancer Stem-Like cells

April 23, 2019

Ilana Chefetz-Menaker, PhD Assistant Professor, Cancer Stem Cells & Necoptosis, The Hormel Institute

Host: Carol Lange, PhD

Enhancing the Synthetic IQ of CAR T Cells

April 16, 2019

Michael C. Jensen, MD Professor of Pediatrics, Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering, University of Washington School of Medicine Director, Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research, Seattle Children's Research Institute

Host: Bruce Blazar, MD


April 2, 2019

Leveraging PTEN nuclear function for therapeutic intervention in glioma

March 26, 2019

Frank Furnari, PhD, Member and Head, Laboratory of Tumor Biology, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Professor-Department of Pathology, University of California-San Diego

Oxidative Stress Defenses in Cancer

March 19, 2019

Joan Brugge PhD, Louise Foote Pfeiffer Professor of Cell Biology, Director of the Ludwing Center, Harvard Medical School

Targeting the CD200 Checkpoint Blockade: A New Direction for Immunotherapy

March 12, 2019

Michael Olin, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, University of Minnesota

RET tyrosine kinase in neuroendocrine prostate cancer

March 5, 2019

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