2019 Agenda

9:00 - 9:15 AM

Welcome and Introduction

Kathy Miller, M.D., Ballve Lantero Professor of Oncology, Department of Medicine
Division of Hematology/Oncology, IU School of Medicine

Harikrishna Nakshatri, B.V.Sc., Ph.D., Marian J. Morrison Professor in Breast Cancer Research, Professor, Department of Surgery, IU School of Medicine

Steve Peachey, Board Member, the Heroes Foundation and introduction of patient advocates

9:15 - 9:45 AM

“EMT-MET Plasticity Couples with Pro-inflammatory Gene Program to Promote Lung Metastasis”

Xin Lu, Ph.D.
John M. and Mary Jo Boler Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
University of Notre Dame

9:45 - 10:15 AM

“Obesity-associated leptin signaling promotes chemotherapy resistance in breast cancer: The role of tumor-initiating cell enrichment​”

Laura Bowers, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition Sciences
Purdue University

10:15 - 10:30 AM BREAK
10:30AM - 11:00 AM

“Small Molecule Degraders of SUMO1 protein as new anticancer drugs for breast cancer therapy"

Chunhai "Charlie" Hao, M.D, Ph.D, FRCPC
Bicentennial Chair, Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery
Indiana University Simon Cancer Center and the Indiana University School of Medicine

11:00 - 11:45 AM

“The Hallmarks of Cancer Metastasis”

Danny R. Welch, Ph.D.  (Keynote speaker)
Professor, Department of Cancer Biology, Hall Family Professor in Molecular Medicine and Associate Director for Education, Deputy Editor, Cancer Research, and Kansas Bioscience Authority Eminent Scholar
The University of Kansas Cancer Center and The University of Kansas School of Medicine

11:45 - 1:30 PM Lunch and Poster Session -- Alumni Hall
1:30 - 2:30 PM Elevator Speech  -- 2 minute speech by course participants
2:30 - 3:00 PM Advocate Panel Discussion
3:30 - 4:00 PM Selected oral presentation from post-docs and graduate students
*Prize awarded to graduate students/post-docs for best presentation*
4:00 PM Closing Remarks

Topics and titles subject to change.

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