NCI-Designated Cancer Center

Focus On Seminar Series
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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.

2021 Seminar Schedule

The Tumor
Microbiome

February 8, 2021
10:00 - 11:15 am PT

Drs. Thomas Gajewski and Ravid Straussman

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Microenvironment in Treatment Resistance

March 8, 2021
10:00 - 11:15 am PT

Drs. Marina Pasca di Magliano and Madeleine Oudin

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Tumor Microenvironment and Metastasis

April 5, 2021
10:00 - 11:15 am PT

Drs. Ashani Weeraratna and Shreya Raghavan

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Cancer Modeling

May 10, 2021
10:00 - 11:15 am PT

Drs. Alana Welm and Alice Soragni

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Cancer Genomics

June 14, 2021
10:00 - 11:15 am PT

Drs. Charles Swanton and Michael Hoffman

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Tumor Senescence

July 12, 2021
10:00 - 11:15 am PT

Drs. Judith Campisi and Katherine M. Aird

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Pancreatic Cancer

September 20, 2021
10:00 - 11:15 am PT

Drs. Rosalie Sears and Elda Grabocka

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Structural Biology of Cancer

October 18, 2021
10:00 - 11:15 am PT

Drs. Loren Walensky and Aashish Manglik

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Recordings

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When you can't join us a for a live event, these videos are made available as soon after the seminar as possible.

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

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

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

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Alana Welm, Ph.D. and Alice Soragni, Ph.D. - May 10, 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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Judith Campisi, Ph.D. and Katherine Aird, Ph.D. - July 12, 2021

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Rosalie Sears, Ph.D. and Elda Grabocka, Ph.D. - July 12, 2021

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