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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. 


Past Seminars

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

July 28, 2022, 12:00–1:00 pm ET

Title: NCI Imaging Data Commons, Part of the Cancer Research Data Commons
Speaker: Andrey Fedorov, Ph.D., Brigham and Women's Hospital
Recommendation: Build a National Cancer Data Ecosystem

NCI Imaging Data Commons, Part of the Cancer Research Data Commons

June 23, 2022, 12:00–1:00 pm ET

Title: Cancer Discovery and Preclinical Validation Using Patient-Derived Xenografts
Speaker: Jeffrey Chuang, Ph.D., Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
Recommendation: Develop New Enabling Cancer Technologies

Cancer Discovery and Preclinical Validation Using Patient-Derived Xenografts

May 26, 2022, 12:00–1:00 pm ET

Theme: Advancing Patient Engagement and Implementation Science to Improve Cancer Care
Speakers: Kelsey Lau-Min, M.D., University of Pennsylvania; Mary Frances Wedekind Malone, M.D., National Cancer Institute
Recommendations: Establish a Network for Direct Patient Engagement and Improve the Prevention and Early Detection of Hereditary Cancers

Advancing Patient Engagement and Implementation Science to Improve Cancer Care

March 24, 2022, 12:00–1:00 pm ET

Title: NCI-CONNECT: Fostering Patient-Advocacy-Provider Partnerships to Advance the Understanding of Rare Central Nervous System (CNS) Cancers
Speaker: Mark Gilbert, M.D., National Cancer Institute; Terri Armstrong, Ph.D., National Cancer Institute
Recommendation: Establish a Network for Direct Patient Engagement

NCI-CONNECT: Fostering Patient-Advocacy-Provider Partnerships to Advance the Understanding of Rare Central Nervous System (CNS) Cancers

February 24, 2022, 12:00–1:00 pm ET 

Title: Improving Implementation of Genetic Testing for Lynch Syndrome
Speaker: Alanna Rahm, Ph.D., Geisinger Health System
Recommendation: Prevention and Early Detection of Hereditary Cancers

Improving Implementation of Genetic Testing for Lynch Syndrome

 

January 27, 2022, 12:00–1:00 pm ET 

Title: Generation of Multi-Epitope Specific T Cells for Cancer Therapy
Speaker: Catherine Wu, M.D., Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Recommendation: Create an Adult Immunotherapy Network

Generation of Multi-Epitope Specific T Cells for Cancer Therapy

 

December 16, 2021, 12:00–1:00 pm ET - Junior Investigator Session

Theme: Using New Technologies to Understand Gastric and Colorectal Cancers
Speakers: Nicole B. Halmai (nee Coggins), Ph.D., University of California, Davis; Nick Markham, M.D., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Recommendations: Develop New Enabling Cancer Technologies and Generate Human Tumor Atlases

Using New Technologies to Understand Gastric and Colorectal Cancers

 

November 18, 2021, 12:00–1:00 pm ET

Title: Scratching the surface for new immunotherapy targets in high-risk pediatric cancers
Speaker: Poul Sorensen, M.D., Ph.D., University of British Columbia
Recommendation: Create a Pediatric Immunotherapy Discovery and Development Network (PI-DDN)

Scratching the surface for new immunotherapy targets in high-risk pediatric cancers

 

October 28, 2021, 12:00–1:00 pm ET

Title: Integrative Single-Cell Atlas of Host and Microenvironment in Colorectal Neoplastic Transformation
Speaker: Martha Shrubsole, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Recommendation: Generation of Human Tumor Atlases

Integrative Single-Cell Atlas of Host and Microenvironment in Colorectal Neoplastic Transformation

 
 

September 9, 2021, 12:00–1:00 pm ET - Special Anniversary Event

Title: Blue Ribbon Panel (BRP) Report Anniversary: Reflections, Progress, and Potential of the Cancer Moonshot
Panelists: Elizabeth Jaffee, M.D., Co-Chair of BRP; Tyler Jacks, Ph.D., Co-Chair of the BRP; Elena Martinez, Ph.D., Member of the BRP; Dinah Singer, Ph.D., Co-Chair of the BRP and NCI Deputy Director; Norman Sharpless, M.D., NCI Director

Blue Ribbon Panel (BRP) Report Anniversary: Reflections, Progress, and Potential of the Cancer Moonshot

 

August 26, 2021, 12:00–1:00 pm ET - Junior Investigator Session
Theme: Enhancing CAR-T Cell Therapies for Adult and Pediatric Cancers
Speakers: Rogelio Hernandez-Lopez, Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco; Evan Weber, Ph.D., Stanford University School of Medicine
Recommendations: Create an Adult Immunotherapy Network and Build a Pediatric Immunotherapy Discovery and Development Network

Enhancing CAR-T Cell Therapies for Adult and Pediatric Cancers

 
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