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

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

Novel requirements for human natural killer cell development

February 26, 2019

Emily Mace, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Columbia University

Host: Frank Cichocki, PhD

Optimizing cervical cancer prevention: Balancing the risks and benefits

February 19, 2019

Deanna Teoh, MD, MS, FACOG, FACS, Assistant Professor, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, University of Minnesota

Impact of obesity on immunotherapy: both the good and the bad

February 12, 2019

William Murphy, PhD,  Professor, Dept of Dermatology and Internal Medicine, Divison of Hematology/Oncology, University of California-Davis

Host: Bruce Blazar, MD

Translating insights from yeast to discover genetic interactions in humans

February 5, 2019

Chad Myers, PhD, Associate Professor Computer Science & Engineering, University of Minnesota