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2018

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Ekrem Emrah Er, PhD
Research Associate
Department of Cancer Biology and Genetics
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Date/Time: December 28, 2018 / 12:00 PM
Title: Metastatic colonization in the perivascular niche
Venue: Sullivan Conference Center, University of Hawaii Cancer Center

 
Michael Karin, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology
Ben and Wanda Hildyard Chair for Mitochondrial and Metabolic Diseases
American Cancer Society Research
Professor, UC San Diego School of Medicine
Date/Time: December 14, 2018 / 12:00 PM
Title: Metabolic and Immune Control of Liver Tumorigenesis:  From Mouse Models to Human Immunotherapy
Venue: Sullivan Conference Center, University of Hawaii Cancer Center

 
2018 Weinman Symposium
International Conference on Cancer Syndromes

The 2018 Weinman Symposium is co-sponsored by the Barry and Virginia Weinman Foundation, University of Hawaii Cancer Center, and the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC).

Date/Time: November 29 and 30, 2018 / 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Venue: Sullivan Conference Center, University of Hawaii Cancer Center

 
8th Annual Quest for a Cure
Come and listen to some of our leading UH Cancer Center and community scientists who will address:
  • Role of microbes in the health of humans and other animals
  • Clinical perpective of the human microbiome in health and illness
  • Role of the oral microbiome in health and disease
  • Impact of diet on the gut microbiome in health and disease
  • Relationship between the gut microbiome and obesity
  • Alterations to the human microbiome that lead to liver and bile duct cancer
Space is limited so please RSVP by Friday, November 9, 2018.
Date/Time: November 17, 2018 / 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Title: Emerging Research on Bacteria in Humans (Microbiome) and Cancer
Venue: Sullivan Conference Center, University of Hawaii Cancer Center

 
Moshe Engelberg, PhD, MPH
President, Reseachworks, Inc., San Diego, CA
Former Instructor, UC-San Diego, University of San Diego, and
California State University, San Marcos
Date/Time: November 14, 2018 / 12:00 PM
Title: Positioning, persuasion, and cancer prevention:  How to think about, brand, and communicate about your programs for best advantage
Venue: Sullivan Conference Center, University of Hawaii Cancer Center

 
Thomas P. Loughran, Jr., MD
Director, University of Virginia Cancer Center
Professor of Medicine
F. Palmer Weber-Smithfield Foods Professor in Oncology Research
University of Virginia Health System
Date/Time: November 13, 2018 / 12:00 PM
Title: Pathogenesis of LGL Leukemia
Venue: Sullivan Conference Center, University of Hawaii Cancer Center

 
Douglas Yee, MD
Director, Masonic Cancer Center
Professor, Department of Medicine/Hematology, Oncology, and Transplantation
Professor, Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Date/Time: November 9, 2018 / 12:00 PM
Title: Did we learn anything by targeting the IGF receptor?
Venue: Sullivan Conference Center, University of Hawaii Cancer Center

 
Yawei Zhang, MD, MPH, PhD
Associate Professor, Section Chief of Surgical Outcomes and Epidemiology, Department of Surgery, Yale School of Medicine
Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Yale School of Public Health
New Haven, CT
Date/Time: November 7, 2018 / 12:00 PM
Title: Understanding the Epidemic of Thyroid Cancer
Venue: Sullivan Conference Center, University of Hawaii Cancer Center

 
Sung-Shim Lani Park, PhD
Assistant Professor of Research Preventive Medicine
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Date/Time: October 29, 2018 / 12:00 PM
Title: Racial/Ethnic differences in smoking-related biomarkers and the risk of lung cancer:  the Multiethnic Cohort Study
Venue: Sullivan Conference Center, University of Hawaii Cancer Center

 
Gary Hattersley, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer
Senior Vice President
Radius Health, Inc., Waltham, MA
Date/Time: October 17, 2018 / 12:00 PM
Title: Women's Health:  ER Positive Breast Cancer - One disease, two molecules, two approaches to treatment
Venue: Sullivan Conference Center, University of Hawaii Cancer Center

 
Ben Hinton, PhD
Medical Imaging Scientist
University of California, Berkeley
Date/Time: October 9, 2018 / 12:00 PM
Title: Deep learning with screening mammography improves risk predictions of both screening-detected and interval breast cancers
Venue: Conference Room 401, University of Hawaii Cancer Center

 
Thomas Kensler, PhD
Full Member
Translational Research Program
Public Health Sciences Division
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, WA
Date/Time: October 8, 2018 / 12:00 PM
Title: Planting the Seeds for Cancer Prevention in China
Venue: Sullivan Conference Center, University of Hawaii Cancer Center 


5th Annual Prostate Cancer Forum
Featured speakers and presentations:
  • Howard Jung, MD, Chief of Urology, Kaiser Medical Center Honolulu, Detection and Screening of Prostate Cancer
  • Sandra A. Dreike, MS, CGC, Genetic Counseling, HawaiĘ»i Pacific Health, Genetics & Prostate Cancer
  • Michael Ling, MD, Chief, Nuclear Medicine, Kuakini & Pali Momi Medical Centers, Imaging & Prostate Cancer
  • Clayton Chong, MD, PhD, The Queen's Medical Center & University of HawaiĘ»i, Advanced Prostate Cancer
Date/Time: September 19, 2018 / 5:00 - 8:00 PM, Reception at 5:00 PM & Seminar at 6:00 PM
Venue: Sullivan Conference Center, University of Hawaii Cancer Center 


Jennifer Doudna, PhD
Professor (Chemistry), Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Professor (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
University of California, Berkeley
Date/Time: September 18, 2018 / 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Title: Robert Wong Endowed Lectureship:  CRISPR biochemist Jennifer Doudna speaks
Venue: Sullivan Conference Center, University of Hawaii Cancer Center 


Edward L. Nelson, MD, FACP
Chief Hematology/Oncology Division
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine
and Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, School of Biological Sciences at University of California, Irvine
Date/Time: September 11, 2018 / 12:00 PM
Title: Immunology on the Fringe: From the PNI axis to advanced micro-, nano-scale platforms
Venue: Sullivan Conference Center, University of Hawaii Cancer Center 


Alice P. Chen, MD
Head, Early Clinical Trials Development Program
Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis
National Cancer Institute
Date/Time: August 13, 2018 / 12:00 PM
Title: NCI's Precision Medicine Initiative
Venue: Sullivan Conference Center, University of Hawaii Cancer Center 


Lang Wu, PhD
Research Fellow
Division of Epidemiology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee
Date/Time: July 23, 2018 / 12:00 PM
Title: Use of high-dimensional -omics data to identify novel susceptibility genes and biomarkers for cancer risk
Venue: Sullivan Conference Center, University of Hawaii Cancer Center 


Various Speakers
Date/Time: July 17, 2018 / 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Title: Cancer Immunology/immunotherapy Symposium
Venue: Sullivan Conference Center, University of Hawaii Cancer Center 


Edward J. Delp, PhD
Distinguished Professor
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN
Date/Time: July 16, 2018 / 3:00 PM
Title:The Technology Assisted Dietary Assessment (TADA) system: A partnership between engineering and nutrition
Venue: Sullivan Conference Center, University of Hawaii Cancer Center 


Deborah Kerr, PhD
Associate Professor
Nutrition and Dietetics
School of Public Health
Curtin University
Perth, Australia
Date/Time: July 12, 2018 / 3:30 - 5:00 PM
Title: Applying behavioral principles to develop appropriate messages in nutrition intervention research using the Mobile Food Record
Venue: Sullivan Conference Center, University of Hawaii Cancer Center 


Britta Renner, PhD
Professor
Department of Psychology
Psychological Assessment and Health Psychology
University of Konstanz
Konstanz, Germany
Date/Time: July 12, 2018 / 3:30 - 5:00 PM
Title: SMART ACT: Mobile assessment and intervention for behavior change
Venue: Sullivan Conference Center, University of Hawaii Cancer Center 


Katsuhiko Mikoshiba, MD, PhD
Chief Scientist and Team Leader
Laboratory for Developmental Neurobiology
RIKEN Center for Brain Science
Wako, Saitama, Japan
Date/Time: June 18, 2018 / 12:00 PM
Title: IP3 receptor/Ca2+ signaling: its role in health and disease
Venue: Sullivan Conference Center, University of Hawaii Cancer Center 


Giuseppe Novelli, PhD
Full Professor of Medical Genetics
University of Rome Tor Vergata; and
Rector of the University of Rome Tor Vergata
Date/Time: June 8, 2018 / 12:00 PM
Title: The Importance of Being Andy (Gump): The discovery and the importance of the Lamin A gene
Venue: Sullivan Conference Center, University of Hawaii Cancer Center 


Salih Emri, MD
Kemerburgaz University, Department of Chest Diseases
Yeditepe Specialty Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
Date/Time: May 23, 2018 / 12:00 PM
Title: Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma In Turkey
Venue: Conference Room 501, University of Hawaii Cancer Center 


Jane Licata, PhD
University of Rutgers
Date/Time: May 22, 2018 / 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Title: How Universities Can Play a Role in Commercial Therapeutics and Diagnostics
Venue: Sullivan Conference Center, University of Hawaii Cancer Center


Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH
University of Pennsylvania
Date/Time: May 2, 2018 / 12:00 PM
Title: Validity of self-report in cancer prevention research: Findings from the Sun Exposure and Protection Habits Measurement Study (SEPH)
Venue: Sullivan Conference Center, University of Hawaii Cancer Center


2018 Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Cancer Conference
Registration
Agenda
Dates/Times: April 27-28, 2018 / 7:30 am
Title: 2018 Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Cancer Conference
Venue: Sullivan Conference Center, University of Hawaii Cancer Center


Keshav Singh, PhD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Date/Time: April 19, 2018 / 12:00 PM
Title: Numtogenesis as a Mechanism for Development of Cancer
Venue: MEB Multipurpose Room #301, John A. Burns School of Medicine


Timothy Pawlik, MD, MPH, PhD
Werner Medical Center
The Ohio State University
Date/Time:  March 28, 2018 / 12:00 pm
Title: Molecular Profiling of Colorectal Cancer: Implications for Surgical Management and Treatment
Venue: Sullivan Conference Center, University of Hawaii Cancer Center


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