UNC Lineberger members to share expertise at 2014 AACR Annual Meeting

Members of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center will share their research and expertise at the 105th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) on April 5 to 9 in San Diego, Calif. The event will host more than 18,000 researchers, patient advocates and other professionals in the cancer field to share the year’s foremost basic science, translational and clinical advances.

Speakers from UNC Lineberger will present at 14 sessions on topics such as cancer genomics, clinical applications of nanotechnology, targeted molecular therapies and cancer and aging. UNC Lineberger Director Norman Sharpless, MD, will chair the Major Symposium on Senescence, Cancer and Aging, where he will present on “Measuring senescence during cancer therapy.”

Schedule of presentations featuring UNC Lineberger members (in PST):
AACR 2014 
Saturday, April 5, 2014

1:00 – 1:25 p.m. – Channing Der – “Targeting ERK effector signaling for the treatment of KRAS mutant pancreatic cancer”  More info

2:00 – 2:25 p.m. – Melissa Troester – “Laboratory Considerations and tissue marker assay”  More info

3:55 – 4:15 p.m. – Katherine Hoadley – “TCGA RNA sequencing data” More info

Sunday, April 6, 2014

 1:25 – 1:45 p.m. – Otto Zhou – “Nanotube X-rays for cancer imaging and therapy”  More info

1:50 – 2:10 p.m. – Charles Perou – “Genomic and genetic analysis of human and murine mammary cancers”  More info

3:20 – 3:35 p.m. – H. Shelton Earp, David Darr, Albert Zimmerman, Kelly Clark, Norman Sharpless, Wolfgang Bergmeier, Weihe Zhang, Xiaodong Wang, Stephen Frye and Douglas Graham – “A small molecule Mer tyrosine kinase inhibitor (UNC MerTKi) effectively inhibits growth of murine melanoma”  More info

4:35 – 4:50 p.m. – William Kim and Katherine Hoadley – “Comprehensive characterization of urothelial bladder cancer: a TCGA Project update”  More info

Monday, April 7, 2014

10:30 – 12:00 p.m. – David Ransohoff – “Discovery or validation of markers for early cancer detection: Current landscape and outstanding issues”  More info

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Norman Sharpless (Chair) – Major Symposium on Senescence, Cancer, and Aging  More info

10:40 – 11:00 a.m. – Norman Sharpless – “Measuring senescence during cancer therapy”  More info 

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. – Jennifer Smith (Panelist) – Science Policy Session – “The President’s Cancer Panel Report ‘Accelerating HPV vaccine uptake: Urgency for action to prevent cancer’ – Scientific advances to help achieve policy goals”  More info

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 

2:35 – 2:50 p.m. – John Baron – “A clinical trial of supplementation with vitamin D and/or calcium for the prevention of colorectal adenomas”  More info

3:50 – 4:05 p.m. – Steve Angus, Timothy Stuhlmiller, Rachel Reuther, Trang Pham, Deborah Granger, David Darr, Jamie Jordan, Stergios Moschos, Gary Johnson and Norman Sharpless – “Defining the adaptive kinome response to BRAF and MEK inhibition in melanoma”  More info

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

7:00 – 8:00 a.m. – Melissa Troester – Meet the Expert Session in Tumor Subtyping in Epidemiologic Studies: Lessons from the AMBER Consortium  More info

For more information about the speaker schedule and information about poster presentations from UNC Lineberger members, visit the AACR website.