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

NCI SPONSORED SESSIONS and SESSIONS FEATURING NCI STAFF

Tuesday, April 3

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Immune Therapies: The Future Is Now
Plenary Session

9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Location: McCormick Place West (Level 3), Room W375 (Skyline Ballroom)

Speaker and Topic:

  • Current status of recombinant pox-viral vaccines
    James L. Gulley, Center for Cancer Research, NCI

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NCI’s Early Detection Research Network (EDRN): Progress and Outlook
NCI SPONSORED SESSION

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

Speakers:

  • Sudhir Srivastava (Chair), Division of Cancer Prevention, NCI, Bethesda, MD
  • Pierre Massion, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • Sandy Markowitz, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
  • Arul Chinnaiyan, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

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HIV Malignancies: Current Dilemmas and Future Directions

10:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Room W187

Speakers:

  • Richard F. Ambinder, (Chair), Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • Elizabeth Chiao, (Chair), Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Corey Casper, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
  • Meredith S. Shiels, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, NCI, Bethesda, MD

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The NCI’s Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory: How to Evaluate Novel Materials for Cancer Therapy and Diagnosis
NCI SPONSORED SESSION

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

Speakers:

  • Piotr Grodzinski, (Chair), Center for Strategic Scientific Initiatives, NCI, Bethesda, MD
  • Scott E. McNeil, Office of the Director, NCI, Frederick, MD
  • Neil Desai, Celgene Corp., Summit, NJ
  • Jeff Hrkach, BIND Biosciences, Inc., Cambridge, MA
  • Julia Y. Ljubimova, Cedars-Sinai Medical Ctr., Los Angeles, CA

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New Therapeutic Strategies in B-Cell Lymphoma and Leukemia Using Genomics and Signaling Inhibitors

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Room W187

Speakers:

  • Kerry Savage, (Chair), BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Louis M. Staudt, (Chair), Center for Cancer Research, NCI, Bethesda, MD
  • John C. Byrd, Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbus, OH
  • Elias Campo, Hospital Clínic i Provincial de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

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Post-GWAS Functional Characterization of Cancer Risk Loci

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Room S103

Speakers:

  • Matthew L. Freedman, (Chair), Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
  • Stephen J. Chanock, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, NCI, Bethesda, MD
  • Thomas J. Hudson, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Nazneen Rahman, Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton, United Kingdom
  • John Stamatoyannopoulos, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

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Nutrition and Cancer: How Much Does It Really Matter?

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Room S102

Speakers:

  • John A. Milner, (Chair), Division of Cancer Prevention, NCI, Bethesda, MD
  • Elio Riboli, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
  • Henry J. Thompson, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO