Poster Session and Abstract Competition

Top Abstract Winners Announced!

The TOP 3 OUTSTANDING ABSTRACTS presenting a 15-minute talk at the symposium, and each receiving a $1,500 travel award:

Locke Uppendahl, MD
Mentor: Melissa Geller, MD
Cytokine-induced memory-like natural killer cells exhibit enhanced function against ovarian cancer

Pamela Rosato, PhD
Mentor: David Masopust, PhD
Repurposing antiviral T cells to fight tumors

Brian Sandri, PhD
Mentor: Laurie Parker, PhD
COPD phenotype dictates cancer-promoting stromal gene expression programs

Honorable mentions go to these 3 additional Top MCC Program Nominees:

Serena Xiong, MPH
Mentors: Michele Allen, MD, MS and DeAnn Lazovich, PhD, MPH
Barriers, Facilitators, and Decision-Making Processes about HPV Vaccination for Hmong Adolescents

Mizuho Sato-Dahlman, PhD
Mentor: Masato Yamamoto, MD, PhD
Efficient systemic treatment with mesothelin-targeted oncolytic adenovirus in pancreatic cancer

Chelsea Lassiter, PhD
Mentor: Kaylee Schwertfeger, PhD
Combinatorial targeting of STAT3 and PD-L1 to enhance anti-tumor activity in breast cancer models

Poster Guidelines

A title page with a presenter, mentor, and research program listed, as well as a keywords page with authors and a link to the electronic abstract, will be provided by the Masonic Cancer Center at your poster site. 

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In addition to these two provided sheets, you may use up to FOUR pages (8½ x 11) to create your poster. We recommend using an easily readable font size and landscape orientation. Suggested information layout is to have a Hypothesis and Approach page, two data pages and a Conclusions/Next Steps page.
You will need to print your four pages and bring to the symposium. The title page and keywords page will be provided at your poster site. The detailed information regarding your poster location, set up timing, etc. will be emailed to you in early March.

*If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Fedie at