Comprehensive Cancer Center Grand Rounds Seminar Series

Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center's Grand Rounds Seminar Series aims to bring 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 Rounds Seminar Topics

February 7, 2019

"Characterization of Molecular Drivers of Prostate Cancer Revealed by Integrative Sequencing"
Arul M. Chinnaiyan, MD, PhD
Annual Spurr Endowed Lectureship
Director, Michigan Center for Translational Pathology S.P. Hicks Endowed Professor of Pathology Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute American Cancer Society Professor Professor of Urology Ann Arbor, MI

March 8, 2019

"Control of HPV-Associated Cancer by Vaccination and Screening"
Doug Lowy, MD
Deal Endowed Lectureship
Deputy director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and chief of the NCI’s Laboratory of Cellular Oncology who has been recognized for his work on HPV infection and was instrumental in developing the technology underlying the HPV vaccines that have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 

April 4, 2019

"Alternative RNA Processing of DNA Topoisomerase IIα as a mechanism of resistance to the anticancer agent etoposide"
Jack C. Yalowich, PhD
Professor, Division of Pharmacology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

June 6, 2019

"Marker-guided targeted therapy, PARP inhibitors, and novel post-translational modification of PD-L2"
Mien-Chie Hung, PhD
Vice President, Basic Research
Professor and Chair, Department of Molecular and
Cellular Oncology
Distinguished Teaching Professor
Director, Center for Biological Pathways
Director, Breast Cancer Basic Research Program
Ruth Legett Jones Distinguished Chair
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston TX

June 20, 2019

Susan Chang, MD
Professor in Residence and Vice Chair of Neurological Surgery
Lai Wan Kan Endowed Chair
Director, Division of Neuro-Oncology
Program Leader, UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center
Director, UCSF Neuro-Oncology Gordon Murray Caregiver Program
Co-Director of the Sheri Sobrato Brisson Brain Cancer Survivorship Program
Principal Investigator, Brain Tumor Research Center San Francisco CA

October 17, 2019 

"The role of cellular plasticity and heterogeneity in melanoma drug resistance"
Keiran S. Smalley, PhD
Director, Melanoma and Skin Cancers Center of Excellence
Senior Member, Tumor Biology Department
Donald A. Adam Endowed Chair in Melanoma Research


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