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2016 Cancer Center Annual Scientific Meeting

Saturday, November 19, 2016, Hilton Long Beach

Meeting Schedule          Program PDF

8:30 am - 9:00 am Check-In
9:00 am - 9:15 am State of the Cancer Center
Richard Van Etten, MD PhD, Cancer Center Director
  Session: Current Issues
Plenary talks on cross-cutting topics followed by concurrent breakout discussions.
9:15 am - 9:35 am Small Molecule Development as Probes & Therapeutic Leads
Pleanary Speaker: David Van Vranken, PhD
9:35 am - 9:55 am Unmet Needs in Cancer Genomics & Personalized Care
Plenary Speaker: Suzanne Sandmeyer, PhD
9:55 am - 10:15 am State of the Field: Cancer & Metabolism
Plenary Speaker: Aimee Edinger, PhD
10:15 am - 10:35 am State of the Field: Genomics & Epidemiology: Melanoma
Plenary Speaker: Karen Edwards, PhD
10:35 am - 11:20 am Concurrent Breakout Discussions
 

Small Molecule Development as Probes & Therapeutic Leads
Discussion Leader: Gregory Weiss, PhD
Rapporteur: Rebekah Dyer

Unmet Needs in Cancer Genomics & Personalized Care
Discussion Leaders: Suzanne Sandmeyer, PhD & Edward Nelson, MD
Rapporteur: Heather Wright

State of the Field: Cancer & Metabolism
Discussion Leaders: Aimee Edinger, PhD & Olga Razorenova, PhD
Rapporteur: Liza Selwan

State of the Field: Genomics & Epidemiology: Melanoma
Discussion Leaders: Karen Edwards, PhD, Kristen Kelly, MD
Rapporteurs: Feng-Lui-Smith & Rachel McFarland

11:20 am - 12:00 am Summary of Breakout Discussions to the Plenary Session
Rapporteurs
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch and Poster Session
1:30 pm - 2:20 pm Keynote: "Cancer Research at the Intersection of Biology and Physics"
Mitchell Gross, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC
Research Director, Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine of USC; USC Westside Cancer Center; and USC Center for Applied Molecular Medicine
  Session: Program Highlights
Plenary talks on cross-cutting topics followed by concurrent breakout discussions.
2:20 pm - 2:40 pm Chemical & Structural Biology Research Program
"Synthesis of natural products with anticancer activity"
Sergey Pronin, PhD
2:40 pm - 3:00 pm Onco-Imaging & Biotechnology Research Program
"Spying on cellular communication with novel imaging probes"
Jennifer Prescher, PhD
3:00 pm - 3:20 pm Systems, Pathways & Targets Research Program
"Tumor Macroenvironment and the Circadian Metabolic Clock"
Selma Masri, PhD
3:20 pm - 3:40 pm Cancer Prevention, Outcomes & Survivorship Research Program
"Decision stories about Vaccinating for HPV among Latina and Vietnamese young adult women attending Planned Parenthood"
Suellen Hopfer, PhD
3:40 pm - 3:55 pm Break
3:55 pm - 4:15 pm New Member – Basic Science
"Intratumor heterogeneity in cancer progression and metastasis"
Devon Lawson, PhD
4:15 pm - 4:35 pm New Member – Clinical Research
"Future Directions in Lymphoma Therapy"
Lauren Pinter-Brown, MD
4:35 pm - 4:55 pm Disease-Oriented Team: GI DOT: Tumor on a Chip 
"Validation of a Microfluidics Device to Study Patient-Derived Colon Cancer Cells and Determine Clinical Predictive Value"
Stephanie Hachey, Hughes Lab
4:55 pm - 5:00 pm Closing Remarks
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Reception
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