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NCI at AACR 2012: Supporting the Journey from Bench to Bedside

NCI SPONSORED SESSIONS and SESSIONS FEATURING NCI STAFF

Monday, April 2

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Building Effective Research Teams and Collaborations to Address Cancer Health Disparities: The MICR Forum

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Room W181

Speakers:

  • Chanita Hughes Halbert, (Chair), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Robert T. Croyle, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, NCI, Bethesda, MD
  • Li Ding, The Genome Institute at Washington University, St. Louis, MO
  • Pebbles Fagan, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, NCI, Bethesda, MD

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NCI’s Programs to Advance Cancer Research Utilizing Biospecimens
NCI SPONSORED SESSION

10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Location: Room W194

Speakers:

  • Benjamin Fombonne, (Chair), Center for Strategic Scientific Initiatives, NCI, Bethesda, MD
  • David Litwack, Office of Science Policy, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
  • Jim Vaught, National Cancer Inst., Bethesda, MD
  • Tony Dickherber. National Cancer Inst., Bethesda, MD

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New Concepts in the Pathogenesis and Targeted Treatment to Multiple Myeloma

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Room W192

Speakers:

  • Jonathan D. Licht, (Chair), Northwestern University Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Chicago, IL
  • Faith Davies, Institute of Cancer Research, Royal Marsden Hospital, London, United Kingdom
  • Ola Landgren, Center for Cancer Research, NCI, Bethesda, MD
  • Constantine Sideris Mitsiades, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA

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Biologic Factors Associated With Cancer Disparities

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Room S102

Speakers:

  • Xifeng Wu, (Chair), The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
  • Adeyinka O. Laiyemo, Division of Cancer Prevention, NCI, Bethesda, MD
  • Carol J. Etzel, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
  • Lisa A. Newman, University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Peng Lee, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY

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Microbiome, Viruses, and Cancer

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Room W185

Speakers:

  • Anna R. Giuliano, (Chair), H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FL
  • Martin J. Blaser, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Allan Hildesheim, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, NCI, Bethesda, MD
  • Julie Parsonnet, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

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NCI SBIR & STTR: Advancing the Commercialization of New Cancer Innovations
NCI SPONSORED SESSION

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Room W194

Speakers:

  • Andrew Kurtz, (Chair), SBIR Development Center, NCI, Bethesda, MD
  • Greg Evans, SBIR Development Center, NCI, Bethesda, MD
  • Jim Olson, Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Ctr., Seattle Children's Hospital, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

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The Ras/Raf Pathway in Cancer

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Room W183

Speakers:

  • Deborah Morrison, (Chair), Center for Cancer Research, NCI, Frederick, MD
  • Christopher J. Marshall, Institute of Cancer Research, London, United Kingdom
  • Frank McCormick, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Francisco, CA
  • Neal Rosen, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

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Quantitative Imaging and Image-Guided Drug Delivery in Cancer: Challenges and Opportunities
NCI SPONSORED SESSION

1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Location: Room W194

Speakers:

  • Keyvan Farahani, (Chair), Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis, NCI, Bethesda, MD
  • Zaver Bhujwalla. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • Thomas Meade, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

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From Science to Policy: Challenges in Translating Scientific Evidence Into Practice-Changing Clinical Recommendations and Decision Tools

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Room W178

Speakers:

  • Barnett S. Kramer,(Moderator), Division of Cancer Prevention, NCI, Bethesda, MD
  • Joy Melnikow, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA
  • David F. Ransohoff, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Medical School, Chapel Hill, NC

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Beyond GWAS: Leveraging large scale cancer genomics datasets for germline discovery
NCI SPONSORED SESSION

3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Location: Room W194

Speakers:

  • Elizabeth Gillanders, (Chair), Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, NCI, Bethesda, MD
  • Matt Freedman, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
  • Simon Gayther, University of Southern California - Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
  • Sharon Plon, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Adam Kiezun, Broad Institute, Cambridge, MA
  • Timothy Caulfield, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB, Canada
  • Kenna Shaw, Center for Strategic Scientific Initiatives, NCI, Bethesda, MD

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Intermediate Endpoints for Cancer Prevention Trials: Progress or Paralysis?

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Room S103

Speakers:

  • Carol J. Fabian, University of Kansas Medical Center, Westwood, KS
  • Eva Szabo, Division of Cancer Prevention, NCI, Bethesda, MD

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Parlaying the K award into your first R01: How did they do it?
NCI SPONSORED SESSION

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Room W194

Speakers:

  • Ming Lei (Chair), Office of Cancer Centers, NCI, Bethesda, MD
  • Sonia Jakowlew (Chair), Center for Cancer Training, NCI, Bethesda, MD
  • Nancy Lohrey (Chair), Center for Cancer Training, NCI, Bethesda, MD
  • Christopher Quarles, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • Youli Zu, Methodist Hospital Research Inst., Houston, TX
  • Nancy Emenaker, Division of Cancer Prevention, NCI, Bethesda, MD
  • Paige McDonald, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, NCI, Bethesda, MD
  • Paul Okano, Division of Cancer Biology, National Cancer Inst., Bethesda, MD
  • Roy Wu, Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis, NCI, Bethesda, MD