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Zubrod Memorial Lecture

Annual Zubrod Memorial Lecture & Cancer Research Poster Session

Please join us on Friday, May 15, 2015, as Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center hosts the 16th Annual Zubrod Memorial Lecture and Cancer Research Poster Session in honor of its founding director, Charles Gordon Zubrod, M.D. The event will begin at 1:00 p.m. at the Lois Pope Life Center Auditorium.

Arul M. Chinnaiyan, M.D., Ph.D., Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, American Cancer Society Research Professor, and S.P. Hicks Endowed Professor of Pathology and Urology at the University of Michigan, will present a lecture entitled “The Application of Integrative Sequencing for Precision Oncology”. Dr. Chinnaiyan’s research has focused on functional genomic and bioinformatics approaches to study cancer for the purposes of understanding cancer biology as well as to discover clinical biomarkers. His group has characterized a number of important biomarkers of prostate cancer including AMACR, EZH2, the sarcosine metabolite, and most recently the long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) Schlap1. His landmark study thus far is the discovery of TMPRSS2-ETS gene fusions in prostate cancer. This finding potentially redefines the molecular basis of prostate cancer as well as other common epithelial cancers.

For more information contact the Sylvester Office of Education & Training at 305-243-2287.

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Past Zubrod Memorial Distinguished Guest Lecturers

2014–Kenneth C. Anderson, M.D.
“New Insights into Therapeutic Targets in Multiple Myeloma”

2013 –James R. Downing, M.D.
“The Pediatric Cancer Genome Project – Implications for Clinical Medicine”

2012– Ronald Levy, M.D.
“Immunotherapy of Lymphoma”

2011: “Lessons from Death Signaling”
Vishva Dixit, M.D

2010: “Modeling Human Cancer in the Mouse”
Mario R. Capecchi, Ph.D.

2009: “Nuclear Receptor Coactivators: ‘Master Genes’ and Targets of Disease”
Bert O’Malley, M.D.

2008: “Modeling Cancer in the Mouse”
Tyler Jacks, Ph.D.

2007: “Taxol, Tubulin, and Tumors: Challenges in the New Era of Chemotherapy”
Susan Band Horwitz, Ph.D.

2006: “Lessons from Antiangiogenic Therapy and Other Diseases”
Judah Folkman, M.D.

2005: Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation 1965-2005: “Advancing Knowledge, Saving Lives” Rainer F. Storb, M.D.

2004: “From Sarcoma Growth Factor to TGF-beta Targeted
Therapeutics in Human Neoplasia” Carlos L. Arteaga, M.D.

2003: “The Control of Immunity and Tolerance by Dendritic Cells”
Ralph M. Steinman, M.D.

2002: “Mitochondrial Gateway to Apoptosis” Stanley Korsmeyer, M.D.

2001: “Does Apoptosis Play a Role in the Etiology or Treatment of Cancer?”
Craig B. Thompson, M.D.

2000: “The Development of Cancer Vaccines”
Steven A. Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D.

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