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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 Charles Sawyers, M.D.

November 19, 2020, 12:00–1:00 pm ET
Title: Lineage Plasticity and Drug Resistance in Cancer
Speaker: Charles Sawyers, M.D., Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Recommendation: Develop Ways to Overcome Cancer’s Resistance to Therapy
Initiative: Drug Resistance and Sensitivity Network (DRSN)



photo of Bradley Malin, Ph.D.

January 28, 2021, 12:00–1:00 pm ET
Title: Supporting Innovative Cancer Research Through Data Privacy
Speaker: Bradley Malin, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Recommendation: Build a National Cancer Data Ecosystem
Initiative: Privacy Preserving Patient Record Linkage Software



photo of Supriya Mohile, M.D.

February 25, 2021, 12:00-1:00 pm ET
Title: Understanding Treatment Tolerability in Older Patients with Advanced Cancer
Speaker: Supriya Mohile, M.D., University of Rochester
Recommendation: Minimize Cancer Treatment’s Debilitating Side Effects
Initiative: Analyzing & Interpreting Clinician and Patient Adverse Event Data to Understand Tolerability


photo of Christina Curtis, Ph.D.

March 25, 2021, 12:00–1:00 pm ET
Title: TBD
Speaker: Christina Curtis, Ph.D., Stanford University
Recommendation: Generation of Human Tumor Atlases
Initiative: Human Tumor Atlas Network (HTAN)



photo of Carl June, M.D.

April 22, 2021, 12:00–1:00 pm ET
Title: Updates in CAR T Cell Therapies
Speaker: Carl June, M.D., University of Pennsylvania
Recommendation: Create an Adult Immunotherapy Network
Initiative: Immuno-Oncology Translational Network (IOTN)



photo of Amy Herr, Ph.D.

May 27, 2021, 12:00–1:00 pm ET
Title: 3D Projection Electrophoresis: Protein Profiling with Single-Cell Resolution
Speaker: Amy Herr, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley 
Recommendation: Develop New Enabling Technologies to Accelerate Cancer Research
Initiative: Integration and Validation of Emerging Technologies to Accelerate Cancer Research


Past Seminars

photo of Cigall Kadoch, Ph.D.

September 24, 2020 12:00–1:00 pm ET
Title: Structure and Function of Mammalian SWI/SNF (BAF) Complexes in Synovial Sarcoma
Speaker: Cigall Kadoch, Ph.D., Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Recommendation: Intensify Research on Drivers of Childhood Cancers
Initiative: Fusion Oncoproteins in Childhood Cancer (FusOnC2) Consortium

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

Structure and Function of Mammalian SWI/SNF (BAF) Complexes in Synovial Sarcoma


Cheryl Willman & Jeff Trent

October 22, 2020 12:00–1:00 pm ET
Title: Engagement of American Indians of Southwestern Tribal Nations in Cancer Genome Sequencing
Speakers: Cheryl Willman, M.D., University of New Mexico & Jeff Trent, Ph.D., TGen
Recommendation: Establish a Network for Direct Patient Engagement
Initiative: Participant Engagement and Cancer Genome Sequencing (PE-CGS) Network

Engagement of American Indians of Southwestern Tribal Nations in Cancer Genome Sequencing










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