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Michele Pagano, MD, PhD

  • Date: December 9, 2013
  • Title: SCF ubiquitin ligases: Complex Protein Machines Regulating Modular Elements of Other Molecular Machines
Susanne M. Gollin, PhD, FACMG

  • Date: November 12, 2013
  • Title: CHECK'ing Cancer: A Personalized Genomic Approach to Therapeutic Intervention
Marc de Perrot, MD

  • Date: October 21, 2013
  • Title: Surgery for Mesothelioma after Radiation Therapy: The "SMART" Approach to Mesothelioma
  • University Health Network
    University of Toronto; Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Marcos Adrian Ortega Guerrero, PhD

  • Date: October 14, 2013
  • Title: High Incidence of Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma Linked to Erionite Fiber Exposure in a Rural Community near San Miguel de Allende, Mexico: Epidemiological and Environmental Evidence
  • University of Waterloo; Ontario, Canada
Wei Hsu, PhD

  • Date: October 10, 2013
  • Title: Identification of Mesenchymal Stem Cells with Long-Term Self-Renewal, Differentiation and Regenerative Abilities in Organ Development and Repair
  • University of Rochester Medical Center: Department of Biomedical Genetics (BMG); Rochester, New York
Klaus Preissner, PhD

  • Date: September 25, 2013
  • Title: The Role of the Extracellular RNA/Rnase System in Tumor Progression and Metastasis
  • University of Giessen; Giessen, Germany
Joe W. Ramos, PhD

  • Date: September 16, 2013
  • Title: Targeting Metastasis: RSK Isoforms Drive Cancer Cell Migration and Invasion
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa, University of Hawaii Cancer Center; Honolulu, Hawaii
L. Eric Huang, MD, PhD

  • Date: September 9, 2013
  • Title: Tumor Hypoxia and Progression-Associated Genetic Alteration
  • University of Utah School of Medicine, Huntsman Cancer Institute; Salt Lake City, Utah
Nissim Hay, PhD

  • Date: September 3, 2013
  • Title: Targeting Glucose Metabolism for Cancer Therapy
  • University of Illinois at Chicago: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics; Chicago, Illinois
Yi-Fen Lee, PhD

  • Date: August 19, 2013
  • Title: Vitamin D Signaling in Urological Cancers
  • University of Rochester Medical Center; Rochester, New York
Richard Allsopp, PhD

  • Date: August 12, 2013
  • Title: Renewed Exploration of the Role of Hif1 in Tumorigenesis Through Regulation of Telomerase
  • University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine: Institute for Biogenisis Research; Honolulu, Hawaii
Steven C. Katz, MD

  • Date: August 6, 2013
  • Title: Immunotherapy for Liver Metastases-Overcoming Suppression
  • Roger Williams Cancer Center; Providence, Rhode Island
Xifeng Wu, MD, MS, PhDD

  • Date: August 5, 2013
  • Title: Extending the Reach of Epidemiology: Clinical and Population Applications
  • The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; Houston, Texas
Peter Duesberg, PhD

  • Date: July 29, 2013
  • Title: Individual Karyotypes at the Origins of Cervical Carcinomas, Consistent with Speciation
  • University of California, Berkeley: Molecular and Cell Biology; Berkeley, California
Thomasz Skorski, MD, PhD, DSc

  • Date: July 22, 2013
  • Title: Patient-Tailored Synthetic Lethality Eradicates Leukemia Stem and Progenitor Cells
  • Temple University School of Medicine; Philedalphia, Pennsylvania
Naoto Tada Ueno, MD, PhD, FACP

  • Date: July 17, 2013
  • Title: Development of the Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) Program: What Have we Learned and where are we Headed?
  • The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; Houston, Texas
Said Sebti, PhD

  • Date: July 16, 2013
  • Title: Mutant K-Ras Signaling: From Basic Science to Biomarker-Driven Clinical Trials
  • University of South Florida: Moffitt Cancer Center; Tampa, Florida
Wafik S. El-Deiry, MD, PhD

  • Date: July 15, 2013
  • Title: Personalizing Colorectal Cancer Therapy
  • Fox Chase Cancer Center; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Anthony D. Wright, PhD

  • Date: July 8, 2013
  • Title: Thirty Years of Marine and Terrestrial Natural Products Research: Past, Present, and Future Directions
  • University of Hawaii at Hilo: The Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy; Hilo, Hawaii
Junfang Ji, PhD, MMed

  • Date: June 19, 2013
  • Title: Dissecting Molecular Heterogeneity to Identify Key Gatekeepers of Human Liver Cancers
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa: University of Hawaii Cancer Center; Honolulu, Hawaii
Kerry Burnstein, PhD

  • Date: June 19, 2013
  • Title: Exploitation of Androgen Receptor Signaling by Vav3 in Prostate Cancer
  • University of Miami: Miller School of Medicine; Coral Gables, Florida
Yurii Shvetsov, PhD

  • Date: June 5, 2013
  • Title: Risk Factors and Natural History of HPV Infection Among Women: What we Learned from the Hawaii HPV Cohort Study
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa: University of Hawaii Cancer Center; Honolulu, Hawaii
Mitsuru Emi, MD, PhD

  • Date: June 4, 2013
  • Title: From Single Mutation to Ascertainment of One Hundred New Patients-Genealogical and Genetic Approach Identified FH Family Consisting of 1135 Members
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa: University of Hawaii Cancer Center; Honolulu, Hawaii
Shuji Kubo, MD, PhD

  • Date: June 4, 2013
  • Title: Adventure with Viruses Toward the Success of Gene Therapy Against Malignant Mesothelioma
  • Hyogo College of Medicine; Nishinomiya, Japan
Andy S.L. Tan, MBBS, MPH, MBA, PhD

  • Date: June 3, 2013
  • Title: Direct-to-Consumer Advertizing: Implications for Health Information Seeking and Communication Inequalities in Cancer Care
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Boston, Massachuesettes
    Harvard School of Public Health; Boston, Massachusettes
Bradford Hesse, PhD

  • Date: May 30, 2013
  • Title: Quantifying the Health Information Revolution: Implications for Cancer Control
  • National Cancer Institute
Richard Ye, PhD

  • Date: May 6, 2013
  • Title: P-Rex1, Small GTPase Signaling and Microvascular Dysfunction
  • University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago
Eileen Bauer, PhD

  • Date: May 2, 2013
  • Title: Divide and Conquer, HMGB1 in Proliferative Diseases
  • University of Pittsburgh: General Surgery and Vascular Labs; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
David D. Schlaepfer

  • Date: April 29, 2013
  • Title: A New Role for Endothelial Focal Adhesion Kinase (FAK) Activity in Promoting Tumor Metastasis
  • University of California, San Diego Medical Center: Moores Cancer Center, Schlaepfer Laboratory, Department of Reproductive Medicine; La Jolla, California
Hongbing Shen, PhD, MSc, BMed

  • Date: April 11, 2013
  • Title: GWAS of Lung Cancer in Chinese: Current Findings and Future Strategies
  • University of California, San Diego Medical Center: Moores Cancer Center, Schlaepfer Laboratory, Department of Reproductive Medicine; La Jolla, California
Amy H. Tang, PhD

  • Date: April 2, 2013
  • Title: Make a Difference by Targeting the Downstream Signaling "Gatekeeper" in the EGFR/HER2/K-RAS Signaling Pathway against Highly Invasive and Metastatic Human Cancer an EVMS-Sentara-Mayo Project
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School; Ghent, Virginia
Carl Maki, PhD

  • Date: March 18, 2013
  • Title: Using MDM2 Antagonists as Tools for Studying p53
  • Rush Medical College; Chicago, Illinois
Beicheng Sun

  • Date: February 27, 2013
  • Title: From Chronic Inflammation to HBV-Related HCC, What we got from Liver Cancer Tissue
Yoshinori Murakami, MD, PhD

  • Date: February 26, 2013
  • Title: Involvement of a Cell Adhesion Molecule, CADM1, in Oncogenesis
  • The University of Tokyo: The Institute of Medical Science; Tokyo, Japan
Haining Yang, MD, PhD

  • Date: February 22, 2013
  • Title: HMGB1, From Basic to Translational Research on Mesothelioma
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa, University of Hawaii Cancer Center; Honolulu, Hawaii
Santosh Kesari, MD, PhD

  • Date: February 21, 2013
  • Title: Translational Neuro-Oncology: Opportunities to Personalize Outcomes
  • University of California, San Diego School of Medicine: Department of Neurosciences; San Diego, California
Henry Lynch, MD

  • Date: February 20, 2013
  • Title: An Update of Lynch Syndrome
  • Creighton University School of Medicine: Hereditary Cancer Center; Omaha, Nebraska
Tak Mak, PhD

  • Date: February 19, 2013
  • Title: Future Anti-Cancer Targets: Put the Cart before the Horses?
  • The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre; Toronto, Ontario Canada
Akira Horii

  • Date: February 19, 2013
  • Title: Molecular Pathology of Pancreatic Cancer
  • Tohoku University School of Medicine; Japan
Johji Inazawa, MD, PhD

  • Date: February 19, 2013
  • Title: Exploring Tumor Suppresive Micro-RNAs Silenced by Tumor-Specific DNA Hypermehylation in Cancer
  • Tokyo Medical and Dental University; Bunkyo, Japan
Michelle Tallquist, PhD

  • Date: February 4, 2013
  • Title: EMT Downstream of PDGF and NF1 Signaling
  • Center for Cardiovascular Research at the John A. Burns School of Medicine; Honolulu, Hawaii
Eigo Suyama

  • Date: January 28, 2013
  • Title: High Throughput Screening with Libraries of Small Molecules, sRNAs and cDNAs
Karson Putt, PhD

  • Date: January 24, 2013
  • Title: The Direct Activation of Procaspase-3 as a Strategy for Personalized Oncology Treatment
  • Purdue University Center for Drug Discovery; West Lafayette, Indiana
Man Lun Richard Yip, PhD

  • Date: January 22, 2013
  • Title: In Search of Biologically Active Chemical Probes and Potential Therapeutic Agents
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa, University of Hawaii Cancer Center; Honolulu, Hawaii
Ferhat Ay, PhD

  • Date: January 9, 2013
  • Title: Computational Study of Genome-Wide Chromosome Architecture
  • University of Washington, Noble Lab; Seattle, Washington
Katherine Varley, PhD

  • Date: January 7, 2013
  • Title: Genomics as a Tool to Improve Understanding, Prognosis, and Treatment of Breast Cancer
  • University of Utah School of Medicine, Huntsman Cancer Institute; Salt Lake City, Utah
Jason Gertz, PhD

  • Date: January 7, 2013
  • Title: Determination of Genomic Features that Influence Cell Type-Specific Estrogen Receptor Binding
  • University of Utah School of Medicine, Huntsman Cancer Institute; Salt Lake City, Utah