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A recent Cancer Currents Blog features DCB-supported research and includes a perspective from Keren Witkin, a Program Director in DCB: ETV6 Protein Could Be an Important Target for Ewing Sarcoma Treatment 

A recent Cancer Currents Blog features DCB-supported research: In Mouse Study, KRAS-Targeted Drug Shows Potential against Pancreatic Cancer

Upcoming Events 

March 24, 2023 (2:00 - 3:00 pm ET)
Cancer Obesity & Cancer Webinar: Obesity and Prostate Cancer Risk - Gaps in our Current Understanding, and Thoughts on How to Close the Gaps (Part 2)
In this webinar, Drs. Edward Giovannucci (Harvard University) and Michael Pollak (McGill University) will discuss the role of obesity in prostate cancer risk.

March 30, 2023 (3:00 - 4:00 pm ET)
Cancer, Aging, and Comorbidities Webinar: Impact of Comorbidities on Treatment Tolerability and Patient Outcomes  
In this webinar, Drs. Martine Extermann (Moffitt), Marie Flannery (University of Rochester Medical Center), and Aarti Asnani (Harvard Medical School) will share the role of comorbidities in the outcomes of patients with cancer.

April 3 , 2023 (12:00 - 5:00 pm ET)
SITC Immunoprevention Virtual Summit
During this meeting focusing on immunoprevention, NCI staff will give a presentation on the upcoming Cancer Immunoprevention Network (CIP-NET)

April 3 - 4, 2023 
Cancer AI Research: Computational Approaches Addressing Imperfect Data
The goals of this workshop are to examine the state of the science for artificial intelligence (AI) methods designed to operate on noisy, complex, or low-dimensional data, explore how these methods may be applied to key areas of cancer research, and discuss processes for identifying the biological questions that will motivate further advances in machine learning. 

April 12, 2023 (11:00 - 12:00 pm ET)
Cancer, Aging, and Comorbidities Webinar: Wearable Devices to Measure Comorbidities and Improve Cancer Treatment 
In this webinar, Drs. Wei Gao (Caltech), Karen Mustian (University of Rochester Medical Center), & Andrew Laccetti (MSKCC) will discuss wearable devices for measuring comorbidities to improve cancer treatments.

April 14 - 19, 2023 
AACR Annual Meeting 
DCB staff will be available at the NCI Exhibit Booth and giving presentations related to the division's activities during AACR 2023.

May 1, 2023 
Immune Privilege of Stem Cells and Cancer Immunotherapy Workshop
The goal of this NCI workshop is to assess the mechanisms of stem cell immune privilege and how these mechanisms might be related to the immune evasion and immune suppressive microenvironments in tumors.  

May 9, 2023 (2:00 - 3:15 pm ET)
Cancer, Aging, and Comorbidities Webinar: Microbiome as a Comorbidity in Cancer Therapy 
In this webinar, Drs. Ann Klopp (MD Anderson), Matthew Redinbo (UNC Chapel Hill), & Peter Turnbaugh (UCSF) will discuss the microbiome as a comorbidity in cancer therapy. 

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