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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 4, 2018

"From R&D of opioid analgesics with fewer side effects to CIPN in Primates"
Mei-Chuan Ko, PhD
Professor, Department of Physiology & Pharmacology
Wake Forest School of Medicine

January 18, 2018

“The Cancer Data Ecosystem & A Tour of Cancer Data Resources”
Sean Davis, MD, PhD
Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute

February 15, 2018

“Strategies to Identify Women At-Risk for Endometrial Cancer Recurrence”
Russell R. Broaddus, MD, PhD           
Professor, Department of Pathology, Division of Pathology/Lab Medicine
Co-PD/PI, Uterine SPORE
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

March 1, 2018

“Drug costs, affordability, and why it matters in clinical and translational research”
Leonard Saltz, MD
Attending Physician, Gastrointestinal Oncology Service
Executive Director for Value and Sustainability
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY, NY

March 3, 2018

“Genomics for Precision Cancer Prevention”
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

April 19, 2018

"Cancer and Aging"
Patricia A. Ganz, MD
Distinguished Professor Health Policy & Management and Medicine
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Director, Cancer Prevention & Control Research
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA

May 3, 2018

"Genomics for Precision Cancer Prevention" 
Kenneth Offit, MD, MPH
Chief, Clinical Genetics Service
Vice Chairman, Academic Affairs,
Department of Medicine, Memorial Hospital
Member, Program in Cancer Biology and Genetics
Sloan Kettering institute
Professor of Medicine and Public Health
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, New York, New York

May 17, 2018

"Identification and Characterization of Transcriptional Enhancers in the Mammalian Genome" 
Bing Ren, PhD
Director, Center for Epigenomics, 
Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
UC San Diego School of Medicine
Member, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research

June 21, 2018

"Engineering a Bacteria-Based Autonomous Drug Delivery System for Cancer Therapy" 
Bahareh Behkam, PhD
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department
Core Faculty, School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences
Affiliate Faculty, Macromolecules Innovation Institute
Virginia Tech Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Sciences 

View the 2017 Grand Round Seminars

Last Updated: 06-13-2018
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