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Sessions Featuring NCI Leaders and Staff

In addition to the sessions noted below, please view the AACR Online Program Planner to find other sessions featuring NCI staff participants, including data-driven oral presentations, symposiums, lectures, plenary sessions, and poster sessions.

All sessions listed are in central time (CT).

NCI Leadership Presentations

NCI Deputy Director Dr. Douglas R. Lowy took part in three sessions at the annual meeting:

His session, Research Progress, Funding, and Opportunities - A Fireside Chat featuring Douglas R. Lowy, M.D., Incoming Acting Director, included a discussion with Dr. David Tuveson on April 11 from 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. View the session recording here.

In addition, he presented during the session, Highlighting the AACR/HBS/MMRF Summit: Reducing Disparities and Democratizing Cancer Care on April 10 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., as well as on HPV vaccination: Preventing more diseases with fewer doses in the Major Symposium on Immunoprevention and Clinical Trials on April 12 from 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

NCI-Sponsored Sessions

The sessions below were selected by NCI’s Office of the Director to highlight various NCI resources, funding opportunities, programs, and consortiums. Sessions included Q&A following the presentations. These sessions took place in Rooms 298–299 of the convention center. The links provide additional details about each session.

Title Presenters Date and Time

NCI Consortia Initiative: Response to Cancer Moonshot Recommendation to Establish a Network for Direct Patient Engagement (NIH05)

Leah Mechanic (NCI)

Helen Moore (NCI)

Janet Freeman-Daily (ROS1ders)

Abby Sandler (NCI)

Josh Sommer (Chordoma Foundation)

Terri Armstrong (NCI)

Kimberly Wallgren (Collaborative Ependymoma Research Network Foundation)

 Nikhil Wagle (Broad Institute)

Maeve Smart (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute)

Sunday, April 10, 1:00–2:00 p.m.

NCI Consortia for Developing New Frontiers, Addressing Challenges and Accelerating Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer (NIH08)

Sudhir Srivastava (NCI)

Sharmistha Ghosh-Janjigian (NCI)

Gloria M. Petersen (May Clinic)

Michael G. Goggins (Johns Hopkins)

Eugene Jon Koay (MD Anderson)

Anirban Maitra (MD Anderson)

Sunday, April 10, 2:30–3:30 p.m.

NCI Resource: Informatics Tools and Training Opportunities (NIH03)

Kelly Crotty (NCI)

Juli Klemm (NCI)

Candace Savonen (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health)

Carrie Wright (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health)

Rohan Jeremiah (University of Illinois Chicago)

Michelle A. Berny-Lang (NCI)

Sunday, April 10, 4:00–5:00 p.m.

NCI-NIH: Intramural and Extramural Training and Career Development Awards and Opportunities (NIH02)

Nastaran Zahir (NCI)

Erika Ginsburg (NCI)

Yansong Bian (NCI)

Corinne Boulanger-Espeut (NCI)

Monday, April 11, 10:15–11:15 a.m.

NCI Opportunities in Funding: Cancer Prevention and Control Clinical Trials Planning Grant Program (NIH06)

Brandy Heckman-Stoddard (NCI)

Susan Czajkowski (NCI)

Worta McCaskill-Stevens (NCI)

Monday, April 11, 12:30–1:30 p.m.

NCI-NIH: Cancer and Aging Research and Resource Development Opportunities (NIH04)

Ana I. Robles (NCI)

Chamelli Jhappan (NCI)

Lisa M. Gallicchio (NCI)

Ronald Kohanski (NIA)

Basil Eldadah (NIA)

Konstantin Salnikow (NCI)

Gosia Klauzinska (NCI)

Monday, April 11, 4:00–5:00 p.m.

NCI Opportunities in Funding: Addressing How Obesity Drives Cancer Risk (NIH07)

Linda Nebeling (NCI)

Edward Richard Sauter (NCI)

Sharon Ross (NCI)

Phillip J. Daschner (NCI)

Tuesday, April 12, 10:15–11:15 a.m.

NCI-Cancer Diagnosis Program Initiatives, Funding Opportunities and Resources for Investigators (NIH09)

Aniruddha Ganguly (NCI)

Lyndsay N. Harris (NCI)

Chris A. Karlovich (NCI)

Tuesday, April 12, 12:30–1:30 p.m.

NCI Resource: The Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research and the NCI Program for Natural Product Discovery (NIH10)

Vladimir M. Popov (Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research)

Barry R. O’Keefe (NCI)

Tuesday, April 12, 2:30–3:30 p.m.

NCI’s Cloud Resources: Analyzing Cancer Data in the Cloud (NIH01)

Anthony Kerlavage (NCI)

Tanja M. Davidsen (NCI)

David Pot (General Dynamics IT)

Brandi N. Davis-Dusenberry (Seven Bridges Cancer Genomics)

Alex Baumann (Broad Institute)

Tuesday, April 12, 4:00–5:00 p.m.


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