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Cancer Research Retreat

Friday, June 16, 2017
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Seminars: VCU Molecular Medicine Research Building, rooms 1009/1011
Poster Session: VCU McGlothlin Medical Education Center, floors 11 and 12

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Please join VCU Massey Cancer Center for its 2017 Cancer Research Retreat featuring Frank D. Pendleton Memorial Lectures by Jeffrey Engelman, M.D., Ph.D., vice president and head of global oncology research at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, and Robert A. Schnoll, Ph.D., associate professor of psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania; presentations by Massey research members; and a poster session and awards for “Excellence in Cancer Research.” 

 

TIME

SUBJECT

LOCATION

8-8:25am

BREAKFAST

MMRB - room 1009/1011

 

8:25-8:30am

 

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION

Gordon D. Ginder, M.D.

Director of VCU Massey Cancer Center

 

 

MMRB - room 1009/1011

8:30-9:30am

 

 

 

 

 

FRANK D. PENDLETON MEMORIAL LECTURE

Robert A. Schnoll, Ph.D.

Associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Improving use and treatments for nicotine dependence

 

9:30-10:05am

Swati Palit Deb, Ph.D.
Associate professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the VCU School of Medicine and member of the Cancer Molecular Genetics research program at Massey
Mutant p53 establishes targetable tumor dependency by promoting unscheduled replication

 

 

10:05-10:25am

 

 

Break

 

 

 

10:25-11am

Hisashi Harada, Ph.D.
Associate professor at the Philips Institute for Oral Health Research at the VCU School of Dentistry and member of Cancer Cell Signaling research program at Massey

Venetoclax is effective in small cell lung cancer with high BCL-2 expression

 

 

11am-12pm

FRANK D. PENDLETON MEMORIAL LECTURE

Jeffrey Engelman, M.D., Ph.D.

Vice president and global head of oncology research at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
The evolution of cancer during treatment

 

 

12-1pm

LUNCH

MMEC 12th floor

1-3:45pm

POSTER PRESENTATIONS AND EXCELLENCE IN CANCER RESEARCH AWARDS

MMEC 11th & 12th floors