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Comprehensive Cancer Center hosts Grand Rounds Seminar Series

Wake Forest University Comprehensive Cancer Center hosts Grand Rounds Seminar Series, which is aimed at bringing in eminent national and international scientists to speak on topics in the field of cancer research. Seminars are held at 11:30 am on first and/or third Thursdays of the month in Room 10B/10C of the Comprehensive Cancer Center. Please contact Dr. Peiqing Sun ( to nominate a speaker.

Grand Round Seminars 

January 19
Senescence in Cancer Therapy

Presented by Dr. Deborah Citrin 

Senior Investigator, Radiation Oncology Branch

Deputy Director, Center for Cancer Research 
National Cancer Institute National Institutes of Health

February 2 
"Irreversible Electroporation for Locally Advanced Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma: Update and Clinical Trials" 

Presented by Dr. Robert Martin 

Sam & Lolita Weakley Endowed Chair, Surgical Oncology

Director, Division of Surgical Oncology

Professor of Surgery

Director, Upper GI & HPB Multi-Disciplinary Clinic

Academic Advisory Dean 
University of Louisville, KY

February 16
"Real-World Evidence & "Big Data" in Oncology - Transitioning from Promise to Practical Applications" 

Presented by Dr. Amy Abernethy 

Chief Medical Officer and Chief Scientific Officer & SVP Oncology 
Flatiron Health 

March 2 *Begins at 11:30am* 
"Cancer Moonshot, Data Sharing, Genomic Data Commons" 

Presented by Dr. Warren Kibbe

Deputy Director of the Moonshot Project and Director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology (CBIIT) at the Nation Cancer Institute

May 4
"Metabolic dependencies in prostate cancer: Regulation and targeting of Lipogenesis"
Dr. Massimo Loda
Professor, Pathology, Harvard Medical School
Principal Inv., Pathology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Senior Pathologist, Pathology, Brigham & Women's Hospital

May 18
"Developing Precision Medicine Based New Lung Cancer Therapeutics" 
Dr. John Minna
Max L. Thomas Distinguished Chair in molecular Pulmonary Oncology; Sarah M. and Charles E. Seay Distinguished Chair in Cancer Research
UT Southwestern Medical Center

June 15
Dr. Kenneth Offit, MD, MPH 
Chief, Clinical Genetics Service
Vice Chairman, Academic Affairs, Department of Medicine 
Co-Leader, Prog in Cancer Survivorship, Outcomes & Risk
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; 
Professor of Medicine and Public Health
Weill Cornell College of Medicine, Cornell University 

September 7
Navdeep Chandel, PhD
Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care) and Cell and Molecular Biology
Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine

October 2
Dr. Ross Brownson
Bernard Becker Professor at the Brown School
Director, Prevention Research Center Washington University in St. Louis  

November 16
Dr. Pier Paolo Pandolfi De Rinaldis
Director, Cancer Center & Cancer Research Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 
Chief, Division of Genetics, Department of Medicine, BIDMC George C. Reisman Professor of Medicine and Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School 

December 7
Dr. Leonard Saltz
Chief, Gastrointestinal Oncology Service
Head, Colorectal Oncology Section
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 

Last Updated: 04-25-2017
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