2017 Tufts Cancer Symposium

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The 2017 Tufts Cancer Symposium "Transforming Therapeutic Outcomes: Innovations in Cancer Modeling" took place on November 2, 2017 and showcased top minds committed to advancing cancer research towards a cure. Tufts University brought together thought leaders across disciplinary boundaries to share their ideas and transform the paths to effective cancer therapies.

Thank you to all those who joined us for an outstanding conversation on innovative cancer models. And thank you to our sponsors for making this event a success.

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2017 Sponsors:



Silver

 Logo for Animal Cancer Foundation
Logo for AstraZeneca

Logo for Bristol-Myers Squibb


Bronze


Logo for Fisher Scientific

Partner
AACR BostonLogo for Tufts University Health Sciences

2017 Program:


The robust program consisted of lectures and a panel discussion that focuses on concepts and applications of comparative medicine and how multidisciplinary research can provide us with innovative approaches to expedite the discovery and implementation of new cancer therapies.

The symposium had two sessions with a keynote address in each and a luncheon panel discussion. Please see the full details by clicking the links below:
8:00am - 9:00am  Breakfast & Registration
9:00am - 12:00pm  Session 1: Leveraging Spontaneous Cancer Models
12:00pm - 1:45pm  Lunch and Panel Discussion
2:00pm - 5:00pm  Session 2: Engineering Cancer in vivo

Administration:


Co-Directors

Andrew Evens, D.O., M.Sc., F.A.C.P.
Director, Tufts Cancer Center; Chan Soon-Shiong Endowed Scholar in Precision Medicine; Professor and Chief, Division of Hematology/ Oncology; Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine

Phil Hinds, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Developmental, Molecular and Chemical Biology, Tufts University School of Medicine

Cheryl London, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Research Professor of Clinical Sciences, Tufts University School of Medicine; Professor, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

Karl Munger, Ph.D.
Professor of Developmental, Molecular and Chemical Biology, Tufts University School of Medicine

Staff and University Leadership

Harris A. Berman, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Dean, Tufts University School of Medicine

Ippolita Cantuti-Castelvetri, Ph.D.
Senior Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Tufts University

Kimberly Gentry
Associate Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

Daniel Jay, Ph.D.
Dean, Sackler School for Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts University School of Medicine

Deborah T. Kochevar, D.V.M., Ph.D., D.A.C.V.C.P.
Dean, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

Tracy E. Schmidt, Ph.D.
Corporate & Foundation Relations, Tufts University

2017 Session Descriptions:


Session 1: Leveraging Spontaneous Cancer Models
Location: Behrakis Auditorium, 1st Floor, Jaharis Building, 150 Harrison Avenue
Session Moderator: Andrew Evens, D.O., M.Sc., F.A.C.P., Director, Tufts Cancer Center; Chan Soon-Shiong Endowed Scholar in Precision Medicine; Professor and Chief, Division of Hematology/ Oncology; Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine

  • 9:10-10:00am Keynote Lecture
    Cheryl London, DVM, Ph.D., Research Professor of Clinical Sciences, Tufts University School of Medicine; Professor, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts

  • 10:00-10:30am
    Andrew M. Hoffman, D.V.M., D.V.Sc., D.A.C.V.I.M., Director, Regenerative Medicine Laboratory, Professor, Large Animal Internal Medicine, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

  • 11:00-11:30am
    Nicola J. Mason, Ph.D., B.Vet.Med., Associate Professor, Medicine & Pathobiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

  • 11:30am-12:00pm
    William Hendricks, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Integrated Cancer Genomics, Translational Genomics Research Institute

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12:00-1:45pm Lunch and Panel Discussion: "Weighing the Risks and Rewards of Pre-clinical Cancer Modeling" moderated by Cheryl London, D.V.M., Ph.D., Research Professor of Clinical Sciences, Tufts University School of Medicine; Professor, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

Location: Sackler Center, Room 114, 145 Harrison Avenue

Luncheon panelists:
Jesse Boehm, Ph.D., Associate Director of the Cancer Program, Director of the Cancer Cell Line Factory, Principal Investigator in the Cancer Model Development Center, Institute Scientist, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Robbie L. Mcleod, Ph.D., Principal In Vivo Scientist, Merck
Carol Robertson-Plouch, D.V.M., Biopharm Consultant
Yonni Wattenmaker, Executive Director, Breast Cancer Alliance
Misty Williams-Fritze, D.V.M., Director of Veterinary Services, CBSET, Inc.

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Session 2: Engineering Cancer in vivo
Location: Behrakis Auditorium, 1st Floor, Jaharis Building, 150 Harrison Avenue
Session Moderator: Phil Hinds, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Developmental, Molecular and Chemical Biology, Tufts University School of Medicine

  • 1:50-2:20pm
    Peter Sicinski, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School; Department of Cancer Biology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute

  • 2:20-2:50pm
    Michael Levin, Ph.D., Vannevar Bush Chair and Professor, Department of Biology and Director, Allen Discovery Center at Tufts, Tufts University

  • 2:50-3:10pm
    Piyush Gupta, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Faculty Member, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research; Member, Raymond and Beverly Sackler Convergence Laboratory at Tufts University School of Medicine

  • 3:10-3:40pm
    Jesse Boehm, Ph.D., Associate Director of the Cancer Program, Director of the Cancer Cell Line Factory, Principal Investigator in the Cancer Model Development Center, Institute Scientist, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

  • 3:55-4:00pm Introduction of Keynote Lecturer
    Amy Yee, Ph.D., Professor of Developmental, Molecular and Chemical Biology, Tufts University School of Medicine; President, American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) Boston, Inc.

  • 4:00-4:50pm 2017 AACR-Boston Ruth Sager Memorial Lecture
    Elsa R. Flores, Ph.D., Chair and Senior Member, Molecular Oncology, Co-Leader, CBE Program, Moffitt Distinguished Scholar, NCI Outstanding Investigator, Moffitt Cancer Center

  • 4:50-5:00pm Closing Remarks
    Harris A. Berman, M.D., F.A.C.P., Dean, Tufts University School of Medicine

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