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Cancer Research Retreat

Friday, June 8, 2018
8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Seminars: Kontos Auditorium
Poster Session: VCU McGlothlin Medical Education Center, floors 11 and 12

Please join VCU Massey Cancer Center for its 2018 Cancer Research Retreat featuring Frank D. Pendleton Memorial Lecture by Channing J. Der, Ph.D., Kenan Distinguished Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center; presentations by Massey research members; and a poster session and awards for “Excellence in Cancer Research.” 

 

TIME

SUBJECT

LOCATION

8-8:30am

BREAKFAST

Kontos Auditorium

 

8:30-8:35am

 

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION

Gordon D. Ginder, M.D.

Director of VCU Massey Cancer Center

 

 

Kontos Auditorium

8:35-9:05am

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Dent, Ph.D.

Professor of Biochemistry in the VCU School of Medicine and Universal Chair in Signal Transduction at VCU Massey Cancer Center
The Regulation of Mutated RAS Expresion via Autophagy

 

9:05-9:45am

Vanessa Sheppard, Ph.D.
Chair of the Department of Health Behavior and Policy at the VCU School of Medicine and associate director for health disparities at VCU Massey Cancer Center 

 

9:45-10am

 

 

Break

 

 

 

10-10:30am

Seth Corey, M.D., Ph.D.
Children's Hospital Foundation Endowed Professor of Pediatric Research and member of the Cancder Molecular Genetics program at VCU Massey Cancer Center 

Bone Marrow Failure: A Fish Story

 

 

10:30-11am

Mario Acuzo, Ph.D. 
Assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at VCU School of Medicine and member of the Developmental Therapeutics research program at VCU Massey Cancer Center 

 

11am-12pm

FRANK D. PENDLETON MEMORIAL LECTURE

Channing J. Der, Ph.D. 
Kenan Distinguished Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

Drugging the Undruggable RAS for Cancer Treatment: Know Your Enemy

 

 

12-1pm

LUNCH

MMEC 12th floor

1-3:45pm

POSTER PRESENTATIONS AND EXCELLENCE IN CANCER RESEARCH AWARDS

MMEC 11th & 12th floors