Zubrod Memorial Lecture
Annual Zubrod Memorial Lecture & Cancer Research Poster Session
Please join us on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, as Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center hosts the 17th Annual Zubrod Memorial Lecture and Cancer Research Poster Session in honor of it’s founding director, Charles Gordon Zubrod, M.D. This event will begin at 2:45 p.m. at the Lois Pope Life Center Auditorium.
Robert A. Weinberg, Ph.D, is a founding member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. He is the Daniel K. Ludwig Professor for Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society Research Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Dr. Weinberg is an internationally recognized authority on the genetic basis of human cancer and was awarded the U.S. National Medal of Science in 1997. Dr. Weinberg will present a lecture entitled “*Mechanism of CarcinomaMalignant Progression*”. Dr. Weinberg’s lab is primarily concerned with how oncogenes, their normal counterparts (proto-oncogenes), and tumor suppressor genes fit together in the complex circuitry that controls cell growth. His lab recently succeeded in creating the first genetically defined human cancer cells. Dr. Weinberg is particularly interested in applying this knowledge to improve the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. At present his lab seeks to understand how a malicious population of tumor cells, called cancer stem cells, develop their metastatic powers and what biological conditions are required to eliminate them.
For more information contact the Sylvester Office of Education & Training at 305-243-2287.
Past Zubrod Memorial Distinguished Guest Lecturers
2015: Arul M. Chinnaiyan, M.D., Ph.D.
“The Application of Integrative Sequencing for Precision Oncology”
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.