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Cancer Moonshot℠ Seminar Series

This seminar series showcases research from different Cancer Moonshot initiatives. Please tune in to learn about scientific advances, collaborative studies, and data sharing activities. 

 

Upcoming Seminars

 

February 22, 2024, 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET [Junior Investigator Session] 

Theme: Advancing the Understanding and Treatment of Adult and Childhood Cancers with Cancer Biology
Speakers: Jeremiah Wala, M.D., Ph.D., Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Seth Zimmerman, Ph.D., Duke University
Recommendations: Generation of Human Tumor Atlases and Intensify Research on the Major Drivers of Childhood Cancer

 

March 28, 2024, 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET [Junior Investigator Session] 

Theme: Developing Immunotherapies for Adult and Childhood Cancers
Speakers: Kristopher Bosse, M.D., Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Xiao Huang, Ph.D., Drexel University
Recommendations: Create a Pediatric Immunotherapy Discovery and Development Network (PI-DDN) and Create an Adult Immunotherapy Network

 

April 25, 2024, 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET [Junior Investigator Session] 

Theme: Implementation Science and Patient Engagement Approaches to Improve the Early Detection and Treatment of Cancer
Speakers: Rachel Issaka, M.D., M.A.S., Fred Hutch Cancer Center; Francesco Tomassoni-Ardori, Ph.D., NCI
Recommendations: Expand Use of Proven Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Strategies and Establish a Network for Direct Patient Engagement

 

May 23, 2024, 12:00 –1:00 pm ET [Cancer Moonshot Conversation]

Theme: Advancing Data Sharing through the Cancer Moonshot
Speakers: Kai Tan, Ph.D., Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Liz Salmi, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Recommendation: Expanding data sharing

 

Past Seminars

 

Visit the Cancer Moonshot Seminar Series YouTube playlist to watch previous seminars.

 

January 25, 2024, 12:00 –1:00 pm ET [Junior Investigator Session]

Title: Using Telemedicine and Implementation Strategies to Improve Cancer Care 
Speakers: Erin Bange, M.D., M.S.C.E., Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Callie Walsh-Bailey, M.P.H., Ph.D., Northwestern University
Recommendations: Expand Use of Proven Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Strategies

 

Using Telemedicine and Implementation Strategies to Improve Cancer Care

Betsy Rolland and Jessica Burris headshots

September 28, 2023, 12:00–1:00 pm ET

Title: Cancer Center Cessation Initiative: Integrating Tobacco Treatment into Clinical Care for Cancer Patients at NCI-Designated Cancer Centers
Speakers: Betsy Rolland, Ph.D., Sage Bionetworks; Jessica Burris, Ph.D., University of Kentucky
Recommendations: Expand Use of Proven Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Strategies

Integrating Tobacco Treatment into Clinical Care for Cancer Patients

August 24, 2023, 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET [Junior Investigator Session]

Theme: Spatial Data Analyses and AI Models for Cancer Research
Speakers: Adam Spannaus, Ph.D., Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Chenchen Zhu, Ph.D., Stanford University
Recommendations: Build a National Cancer Data Ecosystem and Generate Human Tumor Atlases

Spatial Data Analyses and AI Models for Cancer Research

Headshots of A.J. Robert McCray Ph.D. and Mark Yarmarkovich Ph.D.

July 27, 2023, 12:00–1:00 pm ET [Junior Investigator Session]

Theme: Improving Immunotherapy Strategies for Cancers
Speakers: A.J. Robert McGray, Ph.D., Roswell Park Cancer Center; Mark Yarmarkovich, Ph.D., New York University
Recommendations: Create an Adult Immunotherapy Network and Build a Pediatric Immunotherapy Discovery and Development Network

Improving Immunotherapy Strategies for Cancers

Headshot of Richard W. Kriwacki, Ph.D.

June 22, 2023, 12:00–1:00 pm ET

Title: Roles for Phase Separation in Oncogenesis by Fusion Oncoproteins
Speaker: Richard Kriwacki, Ph.D., St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Recommendation: Intensify Research on the Major Drivers of Childhood Cancers 

Roles for Phase Separation in Oncogenesis by Fusion Oncoproteins

May 25, 2023, 12:00–1:00 pm ET

**Joint Seminar for the Cancer Moonshot Seminar Series and SeqSPACE Webinar Series

Title: Count Me In: Partnering with Patients to Define the Landscape of Rare, Aggressive Sarcomas
Speakers: Katherine Janeway, M.D., Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Recommendation: Establish a Network for Direct Patient Engagement

 

Count Me In: Partnering with Patients to Define the Landscape of Rare, Aggressive Sarcomas

 
 
Headshot of Keith Syson Chan

April 27, 2023, 12:00–1:00 pm ET

Title: Cell death induces non-classical mechanisms of therapy resistance
Speaker: Keith Syson Chan, Ph.D., Houston Methodist Research Institute
Recommendation: Develop Ways to Overcome Cancer’s Resistance to Therapy

 

Cell Death Induces Non-Classical Mechanisms of Therapy Resistance

Headshot of Sandro Santagata

March 23, 2023, 12:00–1:00 pm ET

Title: Multiplexed Tissue Imaging to Reveal the Spatial Biology of Cancer
Speaker: Sandro Santagata, M.D., Ph.D., Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Recommendation: Generate Human Tumor Atlases

 

Multiplexed Tissue Imaging to Reveal the Spatial Biology of Cancer

February 23, 2023, 12:00–1:00 pm ET [Junior Investigator Session]

Title: Advancing Cancer Outcomes through Implementation Science and Participant Engagement
Speakers: Bethany Davis, Ph.D., Translational Genomics Research Institute; Rebecca Smith, Dartmouth College
Recommendation: Minimize Cancer Treatment's Debilitating Side Effects and Establish a Network for Direct Patient Engagement

 

Advancing Cancer Outcomes through Implementation Science and Participant Engagement

 
 
Headshot of Heidi Hanson

January 26, 2023, 12:00–1:00 pm ET

Title: DOE-NCI Collaboration: MOSSAIC for Advancing Computational Models for Cancer Research
Speaker: Heidi Hanson, Ph.D., Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Recommendation: Build a National Cancer Data Ecosystem

 

Modeling Outcomes Using Surveillance Data and Scalable Artificial Intelligence for Cancer

Headshot of Katia Rebola and Frank Szulzewsky

December 15, 2022, 12:00–1:00 pm ET [Junior Investigator Session]

Theme: Molecular Dissection of Tumor Biology
Speakers: Katia Rebola, Ph.D., Oregon Health and Sciences University; Frank Szulzewsky, Ph.D., Fred Hutchison Cancer Center

Recommendations: Develop Ways to Overcome Cancer's Resistance to Therapy and Intensify Research on the Major Drivers of Childhood Cancers

Molecular Dissection of Tumor Biology

Headshot of Zeynep Gümüş

November 17, 2022, 12:00–1:00 pm ET

**Joint Seminar for the Cancer Moonshot Seminar Series, NCI Emerging Technologies Seminar Series, and DataViz + Cancer

Title: Development of a Visualization Approach to Enhance Cancer Moonshot Data
Speaker: Zeynep Gümüş Ph.D., Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai
Recommendation: Develop New Enabling Cancer Technologies

How to Visually Explore Cancer-Omics Datasets?

 

Headshot of Shawn Demehri, M.D., Ph.D.

September 22, 2022, 12:00–1:00 pm ET

Title: The Role of Epithelium-Derived Alarmins in Breast Cancer Immunoprevention
Speaker: Shawn Demehri, M.D., Ph.D., Massachusetts General Hospital
Recommendation: Create an Adult Immunotherapy Network

The Role of Epithelium-Derived Alarmins in Breast Cancer Immunoprevention

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