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Cancer Center Seminar Series

The Seminar Series is designed to offer state-of-the-art knowledge on advances in oncological research and care, including new clinical and laboratory investigations, techniques, and practices, as well as to facilitate new initiatives in translational and clinical research in oncology at UVA. The seminars are held every Friday, during the fall and spring semesters of the academic year.

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Cancer Center Seminar Series

Seminar Series presented by the UVA School of Medicine Cancer Research Program

Cancer Center Seminar Series

The Seminar Series is designed to offer state-of-the-art knowledge on advances in oncological research and care, including new clinical and laboratory investigations, techniques, and practices, as well as to facilitate new initiatives in translational and clinical research in oncology at UVA. The seminars are held every Friday, during the fall and spring semesters of the academic year.

About the Seminar Series

  • Presented by UVA Cancer Center, this interdisciplinary seminar series provides a venue for basic-science and clinical faculty to hear about cutting-edge work in all areas of cancer. The series features invited speakers on various relevant subjects, and UVA faculty with expertise in selected topics related to cancer.

    Speakers in our series represent the major research programs in the UVA Cancer Center: Cancer Cell Signaling, Chemical and Structural Biology, Immunology and Immunotherapy, Molecular Genetics and Epigenetics, Women’s Oncology, and Cancer Control and Population Health. Additionally, UVA Oncology Fellows and PhD trainees supported by UVA’s Cancer Training Grant have an opportunity to host speakers.

Cancer Center Seminar Series

Spring 2017 Schedule

Seminars are held on Fridays 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Pinn Hall (Old Jordan Hall), Room 1-14 (unless otherwise noted). Lunch is served in the Jordan Hall lobby at 12 p.m. The series is not offered for CME credit (unless otherwise noted).

  • If you would like to host a speaker please contact Dan Gioeli, PhD
  • For logistics and questions regarding the seminar’s format and policies, please contact
  • Date

    Speaker and Title

    Host

    February

    3

    Nicholas P. Restifo, MD

    Surgery Investigator
    National Cancer institute
    Bethesda, MD

    Cells as drugs: developing next-gen cancer immunotherapies 

    Amanda Lulu, PhD

    10

    Donald L. Trump, MD, FACP

    CEO and Executive Director
    Inova Schar Cancer Institute
    Inova Health System
    Fairfax, VA

    Vitamin D in Cancer – Deficiency as a Risk Factor and 1,25D3 as a Therapy – Fact or Fantasy?

    Thomas P. Loughran, Jr., MD

    March 

    3

    Kevin Stein, PhD

    Associate Professor (Adjunct), 
    Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education
    Rollins School of Public Health
    Emory University
    Atlanta, GA

    The Future of Cancer Survivorship:  Implications for Research, Practice, and Policy

     

    Lee M. Ritterband, PhD

    10

    Karen E. Knudsen, PhD

    Professor
    Department of Cancer Biology, Urology, Radiation Oncology, and Medical Oncology
    Director-NCI- Designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center
    Thomas Jefferson University
    Philadelphia, PA

     Targeting hormone-DNA repair crosstalk in advanced prostate cancer

    Daniel Gioeli, PhD

    24

    Ashani Weeraratna, PhD

    Associate Professor and Co-program Leader,
    Tumor Microenvironment and Metastasis program member
    The Wistar Institute
    Philadelphia, PA

    In the Wnt-er of Life: Effects of the Aged Microenvironment on melanoma progression

    Amy Bouton, PhD

    Melanie Rutkowski, PhD 

    31

     

    Jens Hoffmann, PhD
    CEO
    Department of Experimental Pharmacology & Oncology
    Berlin-Buch, Germany
    Preclinical test models in the era of precision cancer medicine

     

    John Lazo, PhD

    April

    21

    *** This seminar has been postponed to 12/8/2017***

    Peter M. Howley, MD

    Professor
    Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology
    Chair- Department of Pathology
    Harvard Medical School
    Boston, MA

    Proteomic Insights into Papillomavirus Functions

    Anindya Dutta, PhD

     

    28

    Adrian Wiestner, MD, PhD

    Senior Investigator
    Laboratory of Lymphoid Malignancies
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    Bethesda, MD

    Targeting B-cell receptor signaling in lymphoid malignancies

    Michael J. Weber, PhD

    May

    12

    Arul Chinnaiyan

    Professor
    Department of Pathology and Urology
    Member of comprehensive Cancer Center
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute
    Ann Arbor, MI

    Precision Oncology:  From Gene Fusions ot IncRNAs

    Anindya Dutta, PhD

     

     19

    David R Gius, MD/PhD

    Professor Department of Radiation Oncology and Pharmacology Northwestern Memorial Hospital Chicago, IL

    SIRT3 is a mitochondrial breast cancer tumor suppressor gene

    James Larner, MD

     

    26

    Benjamin Purow, MD  

    Professor
    Department of Clinical Neurology
    University of Virginia


    Daniel Gioeli, PhD

     

    June

    2

    John Shepherd, PhD

    Professor
    Department of Radiology
    UCSF School of Medicine
    Director of the Breast and Bone Density Imaging Group at the University of California, San Francisco

    Roger Anderson, PhD