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The Noreen O'Neill Melanoma Research Symposium: Host Response in Melanoma

Symposium
Tuesday, Jun. 26, 2018 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The past decade has seen tremendous advances in the treatment of melanoma with next generation approaches like targeted therapies, immunotherapies and combination therapies that have changed the disease outcome for many patients. Despite the success of these varied strategies, the onset of drug resistance, or failure to respond to therapies at all remains a problem for the majority of patients. How the host and tumor microenvironment play a role in the success of failure of these therapies is an important area of study.

The Wistar Institute
3601 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Speakers

 
Timothy Chan, M.D., Ph.D.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
 
Patrick Hwu, M.D.
MD Anderson Cancer Center
 
Carmit Levy, Ph.D.
Tel Aviv University
 
Richard Marais, Ph.D.
Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute
 
Sergio Quezada, Ph.D.
University College London
 
Suzanne Topalian, M.D.
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
 
Thomas Tüting, M.D.
Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg
 
Jennifer Wargo, M.D.
MD Anderson Cancer Center
 
Ashani T. Weeraratna, Ph.D.
The Wistar Institute

Agenda

This is a preliminary agenda. Please check back for updates closer to the symposium.

8:00 AM   Registration and Breakfast
9:00 AM   Welcome
Jessie Villanueva, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Molecular and Cellular Oncogenesis Program
Member, The Wistar Institute Melanoma Research Center
The Wistar Institute
9:15 - 9:45 AM   Jennifer Wargo, M.D.
MD Anderson Cancer Center
9:45 - 10:15 AM   Timothy Chan, M.D., Ph.D.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
10:15 - 10:30 AM   Break
10:30 - 11:00 AM   Carmit Levy, Ph.D.
Tel Aviv University
11:00 - 11:30 AM   Speaker TBD
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM   Ashani T. Weeraratna, Ph.D.
Ira Brind Professor
Professor and Co-Program Leader, Immunology, Microenvironment and Metastasis Program
Member, The Wistar Institute Melanoma Research Center
The Wistar Institute
12:00 PM   Lunch
1:15 - 1:45 PM   Richard Marais, Ph.D.
Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute
1:45 - 2:15 PM   Thomas Tüting, M.D.
Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg
2:15 - 2:30 PM   Break
2:30 - 3:00 PM   Patrick Hwu, M.D.
MD Anderson Cancer Center
3:00 - 3:30 PM   Suzanne Topalian, M.D.
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
3:30 - 4:00 PM   Sergio Quezada, Ph.D.
University College London
4:00 - 4:15 PM   Closing Remarks
Meenhard Herlyn, D.V.M., D.Sc.
Caspar Wistar Professor in Melanoma Research
Director, The Wistar Institute Melanoma Research Center
Professor, Molecular and Cellular Oncogenesis Program
The Wistar Institute
4:30 - 6:00 PM   Reception and Poster Session