New Frontiers for Cancer Research

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Master of Ceremony: Mr. Lance Kawaguchi, Board Member of NFCR, Chairman of AFCR

Co-Hosted by  AIM-HI logo

8:45 – 8:55 am:

Welcome Remarks

Sujuan Ba, Ph.D.

CEO of National Foundation for Cancer Research & CEO and Co-Founder of AIM-HI Accelerator Fund & Founder of AFCR

8:55 – 9:15 am:

Keynote Presentation

To Be Announced

Session I: Molecular Approaches to Understand and Treat Cancer

9:15 – 10:45 am:

Moderator:  Dr. Web Cavenee, USCD and Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research

Panel Members:

Dr. Ken Anderson, Professor of Medicine, Harvard; Physician Oncology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Dr. Teresa Davoli, Assistant Professor, Cancer Genetics and Genomics, New York University
Dr. Aaron N. Hata, Assistant Professor of Medicine; Harvard
Dr. Jeremiah Johnson, Professor of Chemistry; Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Suzanne Topalian, Professor of Oncology and Surgery, Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Katherine Uyhazi, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Pennsylvania

10:45 -11:00 am: Coffee Break

Session II: New Approaches to Treat Breast and Pancreatic Cancer

11:00 am – 12:30 pm:

Moderator:  Dr. Jennifer Grandis, University of California, San Francisco

Panel Members:

Dr. Lisa Coussens, Professor and Chair, Department of Cell, Developmental & Cancer Biology, Oregon Health and Sciences University
Dr. Daniel Haber, Director, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Dr. Courtney Houchen, Professor, Chief of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, Oklahoma University School of Medicine
Dr. Daniel Johnson, Professor and Vice Chair of Research, Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, San Francisco
Dr. Kornelia Polyak, Professor of Medicine, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard
Dr. Xiang-Lei Yang, Professor of Molecular Biology and Medicine, Scripps Research

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