Events and Seminar Series

2013

Michele Pagano, MD, PhD
Date: December 9, 2013
Title: SCF ubiquitin ligases: Complex Protein Machines Regulating Modular Elements of Other Molecular Machines

Susanne M. Gollin, PhD, FACMG
Date: November 12, 2013
Title: CHECK'ing Cancer: A Personalized Genomic Approach to Therapeutic Intervention

Marc de Perrot, MD
Date: October 21, 2013
Title: Surgery for Mesothelioma after Radiation Therapy: The "SMART" Approach to Mesothelioma
University Health Network
University of Toronto; Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Marcos Adrian Ortega Guerrero, PhD
Date: October 14, 2013
Title: High Incidence of Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma Linked to Erionite Fiber Exposure in a Rural Community near San Miguel de Allende, Mexico: Epidemiological and Environmental Evidence
University of Waterloo; Ontario, Canada

Wei Hsu, PhD
Date: October 10, 2013
Title: Identification of Mesenchymal Stem Cells with Long-Term Self-Renewal, Differentiation and Regenerative Abilities in Organ Development and Repair
University of Rochester Medical Center: Department of Biomedical Genetics (BMG); Rochester, New York

Klaus Preissner, PhD
Date: September 25, 2013
Title: The Role of the Extracellular RNA/Rnase System in Tumor Progression and Metastasis
University of Giessen; Giessen, Germany

Joe W. Ramos, PhD
Date: September 16, 2013
Title: Targeting Metastasis: RSK Isoforms Drive Cancer Cell Migration and Invasion
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center; Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

L. Eric Huang, MD, PhD
Date: September 9, 2013
Title: Tumor Hypoxia and Progression-Associated Genetic Alteration
University of Utah School of Medicine, Huntsman Cancer Institute; Salt Lake City, Utah

Nissim Hay, PhD
Date: September 3, 2013
Title: Targeting Glucose Metabolism for Cancer Therapy
University of Illinois at Chicago: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics; Chicago, Illinois

Yi-Fen Lee, PhD
Date: August 19, 2013
Title: Vitamin D Signaling in Urological Cancers
University of Rochester Medical Center; Rochester, New York

Richard Allsopp, PhD
Date: August 12, 2013
Title: Renewed Exploration of the Role of Hif1 in Tumorigenesis Through Regulation of Telomerase
University of Hawaiʻi John A. Burns School of Medicine: Institute for Biogenisis Research; Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

Steven C. Katz, MD
Date: August 6, 2013
Title: Immunotherapy for Liver Metastases-Overcoming Suppression
Roger Williams Cancer Center; Providence, Rhode Island

Xifeng Wu, MD, MS, PhDD
Date: August 5, 2013
Title: Extending the Reach of Epidemiology: Clinical and Population Applications
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; Houston, Texas

Peter Duesberg, PhD
Date: July 29, 2013
Title: Individual Karyotypes at the Origins of Cervical Carcinomas, Consistent with Speciation
University of California, Berkeley: Molecular and Cell Biology; Berkeley, California

Thomasz Skorski, MD, PhD, DSc
Date: July 22, 2013
Title: Patient-Tailored Synthetic Lethality Eradicates Leukemia Stem and Progenitor Cells
Temple University School of Medicine; Philedalphia, Pennsylvania

Naoto Tada Ueno, MD, PhD, FACP
Date: July 17, 2013
Title: Development of the Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) Program: What Have we Learned and where are we Headed?
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; Houston, Texas

Said Sebti, PhD
Date: July 16, 2013
Title: Mutant K-Ras Signaling: From Basic Science to Biomarker-Driven Clinical Trials
University of South Florida: Moffitt Cancer Center; Tampa, Florida

Wafik S. El-Deiry, MD, PhD
Date: July 15, 2013
Title: Personalizing Colorectal Cancer Therapy
Fox Chase Cancer Center; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Anthony D. Wright, PhD
Date: July 8, 2013
Title: Thirty Years of Marine and Terrestrial Natural Products Research: Past, Present, and Future Directions
University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo: The Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy; Hilo, Hawaiʻi

Junfang Ji, PhD, MMed
Date: June 19, 2013
Title: Dissecting Molecular Heterogeneity to Identify Key Gatekeepers of Human Liver Cancers
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa: University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center; Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

Kerry Burnstein, PhD
Date: June 19, 2013
Title: Exploitation of Androgen Receptor Signaling by Vav3 in Prostate Cancer
University of Miami: Miller School of Medicine; Coral Gables, Florida

Yurii Shvetsov, PhD
Date: June 5, 2013
Title: Risk Factors and Natural History of HPV Infection Among Women: What we Learned from the Hawaiʻi HPV Cohort Study
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa: University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center; Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

Mitsuru Emi, MD, PhD
Date: June 4, 2013
Title: From Single Mutation to Ascertainment of One Hundred New Patients-Genealogical and Genetic Approach Identified FH Family Consisting of 1135 Members
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa: University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center; Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

Shuji Kubo, MD, PhD
Date: June 4, 2013
Title: Adventure with Viruses Toward the Success of Gene Therapy Against Malignant Mesothelioma
Hyogo College of Medicine; Nishinomiya, Japan

Andy S.L. Tan, MBBS, MPH, MBA, PhD
Date: June 3, 2013
Title: Direct-to-Consumer Advertizing: Implications for Health Information Seeking and Communication Inequalities in Cancer Care
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Boston, Massachusettes
Harvard School of Public Health; Boston, Massachusettes

Bradford Hesse, PhD
Date: May 30, 2013
Title: Quantifying the Health Information Revolution: Implications for Cancer Control
National Cancer Institute

Richard Ye, PhD
Date: May 6, 2013
Title: P-Rex1, Small GTPase Signaling and Microvascular Dysfunction
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago

Eileen Bauer, PhD
Date: May 2, 2013
Title: Divide and Conquer, HMGB1 in Proliferative Diseases
University of Pittsburgh: General Surgery and Vascular Labs; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

David D. Schlaepfer
Date: April 29, 2013
Title: A New Role for Endothelial Focal Adhesion Kinase (FAK) Activity in Promoting Tumor Metastasis
University of California, San Diego Medical Center: Moores Cancer Center, Schlaepfer Laboratory, Department of Reproductive Medicine; La Jolla, California

Hongbing Shen, PhD, MSc, BMed
Date: April 11, 2013
Title: GWAS of Lung Cancer in Chinese: Current Findings and Future Strategies
University of California, San Diego Medical Center: Moores Cancer Center, Schlaepfer Laboratory, Department of Reproductive Medicine; La Jolla, California

Amy H. Tang, PhD
Date: April 2, 2013
Title: Make a Difference by Targeting the Downstream Signaling "Gatekeeper" in the EGFR/HER2/K-RAS Signaling Pathway against Highly Invasive and Metastatic Human Cancer an EVMS-Sentara-Mayo Project
Eastern Virginia Medical School; Ghent, Virginia

Carl Maki, PhD
Date: March 18, 2013
Title: Using MDM2 Antagonists as Tools for Studying p53
Rush Medical College; Chicago, Illinois

Beicheng Sun
Date: February 27, 2013
Title: From Chronic Inflammation to HBV-Related HCC, What we got from Liver Cancer Tissue

Yoshinori Murakami, MD, PhD
Date: February 26, 2013
Title: Involvement of a Cell Adhesion Molecule, CADM1, in Oncogenesis
The University of Tokyo: The Institute of Medical Science; Tokyo, Japan

Haining Yang, MD, PhD
Date: February 22, 2013
Title: HMGB1, From Basic to Translational Research on Mesothelioma
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center; Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

Santosh Kesari, MD, PhD
Date: February 21, 2013
Title: Translational Neuro-Oncology: Opportunities to Personalize Outcomes
University of California, San Diego School of Medicine: Department of Neurosciences; San Diego, California

Henry Lynch, MD
Date: February 20, 2013
Title: An Update of Lynch Syndrome
Creighton University School of Medicine: Hereditary Cancer Center; Omaha, Nebraska

Tak Mak, PhD
Date: February 19, 2013
Title: Future Anti-Cancer Targets: Put the Cart before the Horses?
The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre; Toronto, Ontario Canada

Akira Horii
Date: February 19, 2013
Title: Molecular Pathology of Pancreatic Cancer
Tohoku University School of Medicine; Japan

Johji Inazawa, MD, PhD
Date: February 19, 2013
Title: Exploring Tumor Suppresive Micro-RNAs Silenced by Tumor-Specific DNA Hypermehylation in Cancer
Tokyo Medical and Dental University; Bunkyo, Japan

Michelle Tallquist, PhD
Date: February 4, 2013
Title: EMT Downstream of PDGF and NF1 Signaling
Center for Cardiovascular Research at the John A. Burns School of Medicine; Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

Eigo Suyama
Date: January 28, 2013
Title: High Throughput Screening with Libraries of Small Molecules, sRNAs and cDNAs

Karson Putt, PhD
Date: January 24, 2013
Title: The Direct Activation of Procaspase-3 as a Strategy for Personalized Oncology Treatment
Purdue University Center for Drug Discovery; West Lafayette, Indiana

Man Lun Richard Yip, PhD
Date: January 22, 2013
Title: In Search of Biologically Active Chemical Probes and Potential Therapeutic Agents
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center; Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

Ferhat Ay, PhD
Date: January 9, 2013
Title: Computational Study of Genome-Wide Chromosome Architecture
University of Washington, Noble Lab; Seattle, Washington

Katherine Varley, PhD
Date: January 7, 2013
Title: Genomics as a Tool to Improve Understanding, Prognosis, and Treatment of Breast Cancer
University of Utah School of Medicine, Huntsman Cancer Institute; Salt Lake City, Utah

Jason Gertz, PhD
Date: January 7, 2013
Title: Determination of Genomic Features that Influence Cell Type-Specific Estrogen Receptor Binding
University of Utah School of Medicine, Huntsman Cancer Institute; Salt Lake City, Utah