BU-BMC Cancer Seminar Series

The Cancer Center sponsors a monthly seminar series that serves to highlight the basic, clinical, and translational cancer research being undertaken at Boston University. The goal of this seminar series is to promote interactions and provide an effective platform for the exchange of ideas and technologies. Seminars include incorporate visiting professors from outside of Boston University that are at the forefront of cancer research allowing us to enrich our training environment and enhance communications with the cancer community at large.

The BU-BMC Cancer Seminar Series 2017-2018
Boston University Medical Campus in the FGH Building
820 Harrison Avenue, Ground Floor Conference Room (Carter)
Mondays Noon – 1:00 p.m.
*Unless otherwise noted

Monday, September 18, 2017
“Genomic analysis of human lung cancers”
Matthew Meyerson, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute & Harvard Medical School
American Cancer Society Research Professor
Director, Center for Cancer Genome Discovery

Monday, October 23, 2017
“TBA”
Steve Elledge, Ph.D.
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Professor, Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School
Geneticist, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Monday, November 27, 2017
“TBA”

Monday, December 18, 2017
TBA

*Monday, January 12, 2018: The Jerry Brody Lecture (9:30-10:30AM)
“TBA”
Paul K. Potter, Ph.D., Group Leader, Disease Model Discovery, Mammalian Genetics Unit, Medical Research Council Harwell; Honorary Senior Lecturer, Section of Renal and Vascular Inflammation, Division of Immunology and Inflammation, Department of Medicine, Hammersmith Campus, Imperial College

Monday, February 26, 2018
“TBA”

Monday, March 12, 2018
TBA”

Monday, April 30, 2018
“TBA”

Monday, May 21, 2018
“TBA”

Monday, June 25, 2018
“TBA”

Past Seminars:
“Engineering in vitro models of tissue functions”
Christopher S. Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University
Founding Director, The Biological Design Center, Boston University
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University

Dahod Breast Cancer Research Visiting Professor Lecture
“Breast Cancer: What’s Race Got To Do With It?”
Nina A. Bickell, M.D., MPH
Professor, Department of Population Health Science and Policy
Professor, Department of Medicine
Co-Director, Center for Health Equity and Community Engaged Research
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

BU-BMC Cancer/Pulmonary Center Seminar Series: The Jerry Brody Lectureship
Honoring Dr. Jerome S. Brody, MD, for his years of leadership as Pulmonary Center Director
“Strategies to treat and prevent resistance to EGFR inhibitors in lung cancer”
Pasi A. Jänne, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Lowe Center for Thoracic Oncology
Scientific Director, Belfer Center for Applied Cancer Science
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

“Metabolic dependencies in prostate cancer: regulation and targeting of lipogenesis”
Massimo Loda, M.D.
Chair, Department of Oncologic Pathology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Chief, Division of Translational and Molecular Oncologic Pathology,
Department of Pathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School

The Cooperband Lectureship (In honor of the first BU-BMC Cancer Center Director, Dr. Sidney R. Cooperband) and Dahod Breast Cancer Research Visiting Professor Lecture
“Breast Tumor Evolution”
Kornelia Polyak, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine
Department of Medical Oncology
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Harvard Medical School

“PID1, an obesity-relevant gene with novel function(s) in cancer and a yet-unknown molecular mechanism”
Anat Erdreich-Epstein, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Pathology
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California and Pediatric Brain Tumor Program
Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disease
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

“Therapeutic targeting of Id2, a transcription factor: a novel approach to brain tumor treatment”
Mark A. Israel, M.D.
Preston T. and Virginia R. Kelsey Distinguished Chair in Cancer
Director, Norris Cotton Cancer Center, an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center
Professor of Pediatrics and of Genetics
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

“Regional immunotherapy for solid tumors”
Steven C. Katz, M.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery
Director, Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellowship
Director, Office of Therapeutic Development
Roger Williams Medical Center

“Translating cancer research at BU-BMC”
Avrum Spira, M.D., M.Sc.
Professor of Medicine, Pathology, and Bioinformatics
Chief, Division of Computational Biomedicine
Director, Boston University-Boston Medical Center Cancer Center