Preliminary Symposium Program

8:00am-9:00am
Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00am-9:30am
Douglas Yee, M.D.
Director, Masonic Cancer Center
Welcome Address

9:30am-10:30am
Crystal Mackall, M.D.
The BJ Kennedy Keynote Lecturer in Medical Oncology
Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, Stanford University
Associate Director, Stanford Cancer Institute
Leader, Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy Program
Director, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, Stanford University
CAR T Cells for Cancer:  The Next Generation

10:30am-11:00am
Dorothy Hatsukami, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Reducing Cancer by Changing the Landscape of Tobacco Addiction

11:00am-12:00pm
Poster Session One and Booth Time

12:00pm-1:30pm

Lunch and MCC Faculty Flash Talk Competition, featuring:

  • Silvia Balbo, PhD – Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention Program
  • Dorraya El-Ashry, PhD – Cellular Mechanisms Program
  • Branden Moriarity, PhD – Genetic Mechanisms Program
  • Samira Azarin, PhD – Immunology Program
  • Rachel Isaksson Vogel, PhD – SPECS Program
  • Mark Osborn, PhD – Transplant Biology and Therapy Program

1:30pm-2:00pm
Kaylee Schwertfeger, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Defining the impact of JAK/STAT inhibition on the tumor microenvironment

2:00pm-2:30pm
Clark Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Department Head, Department of Neurosurgery
Immunological basis of durable responses in recurrent high grade glioma (rHGG) after Toca511&Toca FC treatment

2:30pm-3:30pm
Poster Session Two and Booth Time

3:30pm-3:45pm
Abstract Winner: Locke Uppendahl, MD
Mentor: Melissa Geller, MD
Cytokine-induced memory-like natural killer cells exhibit enhanced function against ovarian cancer

3:45pm-4:00pm
Abstract Winner: Pamela Rosato, PhD
Mentor: David Masopust, PhD
Repurposing antiviral T cells to fight tumors

4:00pm-4:15pm
Abstract Winner: Brian Sandri, PhD
Mentor: Laurie Parker, PhD
COPD phenotype dictates cancer-promoting stromal gene expression programs

4:15pm-4:30pm
Closing Remarks – Douglas Yee

4:30pm-5:30pm
Reception and Networking