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A new kind of cancer research seminar

We're bringing together two types of leaders in cancer research.

Established scientist. Known for significant contributions to cancer research, either through a single scientific discovery or body of work. With lasting impact on the field, they have demonstrated a lifetime of commitment to progress against cancer.

Rising star. These investigators are emerging leaders, asking important, significant and often non-obvious questions. They bring fresh ideas, initiative, curiosity, flexibility and a demonstrated promise for bold new areas of cancer research.

Series organized by Svasti Haricharan, Ph.D. Dr. Haricharan focuses on the role of DNA damage repair in inducing resistance to endocrine therapy in breast cancer, particularly the role of HER2/4 in mismatch repair deficiency, and in identifying early driver mutations in breast cancer formation.

2022 Seminar Schedule

Cancer Signaling

January 31, 2022
10:00 - 11:15 am PT

Drs. J. Silvio Gutkind and Matt Hangauer

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Tumor Heterogeneity

February 14, 2022
10:00 - 11:15 am PT

Drs. Kornelia Polyak and Diwakar Ram Pattabiraman

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Autophagy and Cancer

March 7, 2022
10:00 - 11:15 am PT

Drs. Jayanta (Jay) Debnath and Christina (Christie) Towers

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Translational Cancer Biology and Drug Discovery

April 25, 2022
10:00 - 11:15 am PT

Drs. Charles L. Sawyer and Eytan Ruppin

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Pancreatic Cancer

May 23, 2022
10:00 - 11:15 am PT

Diane Simeone and Yuliya Pylayeva-Gupta

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Tumor Dormancy

June 13, 2022
10:00 - 11:15 am PT

Drs. Julio A. Aguirre-Ghiso and Cyrus Ghajar

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P53 Signaling in Cancer

September 12, 2022
10:00 - 11:15 am PT

Laura Attardi

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Cancer Metabolism

October 31, 2022
10:00 - 11:15 am PT

M. Celeste Simon

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Neuroblastoma

November 7, 2022
10:00 - 11:15 am PT

John M. Maris

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Cancer Drivers

December 5, 2022
10:00 - 11:15 am PT

Richard White

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Past Seminars

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Charles L. Sawyers, M.D. and Eytan Ruppin, M.D., Ph.D.. - April 25, 2022

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Jayanta (Jay) Debnath, Ph.D. and Christina (Christie) Towers, Ph.D. - March 7, 2022

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J. Silvio Gutkind, Ph.D. and Matt Hangauer, Ph.D. - January 31, 2022

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Eytan Ruppin, M.D., Ph.D. and Nikhil Wagle, M.D. - December 6, 2021

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Loren Walensky, M.D., Ph.D. and Aashish Manglik, M.D., Ph.D. - October 18, 2021

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Rosalie Sears, Ph.D. and Elda Grabocka, Ph.D. - September 20, 2021

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Judith Campisi, Ph.D. and Katherine Aird, Ph.D. - July 12, 2021

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Charles Swanton, M.D. Ph.D., FRCP, FMedSci, FAACR, FRS and Michael Hoffman, Ph.D. - June 14, 2021

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Alana Welm, Ph.D. and Alice Soragni, Ph.D. - May 10, 2021

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Ashani Weeraratna, Ph.D. and Shreya Raghavan, Ph.D. - April 5, 2021

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Marina Pasca di Magliano, Ph.D. and Madeleine Oudin, Ph.D. - March 8, 2021

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Thomas Gajewski, M.D., Ph.D. and Ravid Straussman, M.D., Ph.D. - February 8, 2021

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