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Cancer Moonshot℠ Seminar Series

This seminar series showcases research from different Cancer Moonshot initiatives that support the 10 recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Panel report. These presentations will inform the community about the progress of Cancer Moonshot-funded projects, provide outreach related to Cancer Moonshot projects, enhance discussions and collaborations related to Cancer Moonshot research, and promote the sharing of data from Cancer Moonshot initiatives. 

Upcoming Seminars

photo of Cigall Kadoch, Ph.D.

September 24, 12:00–1:00 pm ET

Intensify Research on Drivers of Childhood Cancers
Fusion Oncoproteins in Childhood Cancer (FusOnC2) Consortium
Speaker: Cigall Kadoch, Ph.D., Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Structure and Function of Mammalian SWI/SNF (BAF) Complexes in Synovial Sarcoma

Introduction by Dinah Singer, Ph.D., Deputy Director for Scientific Strategy and Development, NCI

Cheryl Willman & Jeff Trent

October 22, 12:00–1:00 pm ET

Establish a Network for Direct Patient Engagement
Participant Engagement and Cancer Genome Sequencing (PE-CGS) Network
Speakers: Cheryl Willman, M.D., University of New Mexico & Jeff Trent, Ph.D., TGen
Engagement of American Indians of Southwestern Tribal Nations in Cancer Genome Sequencing

photo of Charles Sawyers, M.D.

November 19, 12:00–1:00 pm ET
Develop Ways to Overcome Cancer’s Resistance to Therapy
Drug Resistance and Sensitivity Network (DRSN)
Speaker: Charles Sawyers, M.D., Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Title TBD



photo of Bradley Malin, Ph.D.

January 28, 12:00–1:00 pm ET
Build a National Cancer Data Ecosystem
Privacy Preserving Patient Record Linkage Software
Speaker: Bradley Malin, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Supporting Innovative Cancer Research Through Data Privacy



photo of Supriya Mohile, M.D.

February 25, 12:00–1:00 pm ET
Minimize Cancer Treatment’s Debilitating Side Effects
Analyzing & Interpreting Clinician and Patient Adverse Event Data to Understand Tolerability
Speaker: Supriya Mohile, M.D., University of Rochester
Understanding Treatment Tolerability in Older Patients with Advanced Cancer


photo of Christina Curtis, Ph.D.

March 25, 12:00–1:00 pm ET
Generation of Human Tumor Atlases
Human Tumor Atlas Network (HTAN)
Speaker: Christina Curtis, Ph.D., Stanford University
Title TBD



photo of Carl June, M.D.

April 22, 12:00–1:00 pm ET
Create an Adult Immunotherapy Network
Immuno-Oncology Translational Network (IOTN)
Speaker: Carl June, M.D., University of Pennsylvania
Updates in CAR T Cell Therapies



photo of Amy Herr, Ph.D.

May 27, 12:00–1:00 pm ET
Develop New Enabling Technologies to Accelerate Cancer Research
Integration and Validation of Emerging Technologies to Accelerate Cancer Research
Speaker: Amy Herr, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley 
3D Projection Electrophoresis: Protein Profiling with Single-Cell Resolution

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