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The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center will hold its 9th Annual Scientific Retreat on May 14 at the Carolina Club. The retreat will feature lectures from Edison Liu, president and CEO of The Jackson Laboratory, a State of the LCCC address from UNC Lineberger Director Norman Sharpless and lectures from eight UNC Lineberger members.

The speakers will be followed by a reception and poster sessions. The top three posters in each of three categories (basic science, clinical/translational science, population science) will receives awards.

The schedule of presentations follows:


Presentation Title and Speaker

1:00 – 1:45 p.m.

State of the LCCC
Ned Sharpless, MD
Director, UNC Lineberger

1:45 – 2:45 p.m.

Systems Genomics in Cancer Biology
Edison Liu, MD
President & CEO, The Jackson Laboratory

2:45-3:00 p.m.


3:00-3:15 p.m.

Developing the MBD2-NuRD chromatin remodeling complex as a potential therapeutic target for cancer
David Williams, MD, PhD
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

3:15-3:30 p.m.

Study of EglN2 and oxygen sensing pathway in breast cancer
Qing Zhang, PhD
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

3:30-3:45 p.m.

Endocrine Therapy Adherence: A Missing Link in Breast Cancer Outcome Disparities
Katherine Reeder-Hayes, MD, MBA
UNC Division of Hematology/Oncology, UNC Breast Center

3:45-4:00 p.m.

Promoting Behavior Change
Paschal Sheeran, PhD
Department of Psychology

4:00-4:15 p.m.

Internet Tobacco Sales: 14 years later, it’s still the wild West
Rebecca Williams, PhD, MHS

4:15-4:30 p.m.

Improving Outcomes for Older Cancer Patients Through Pharmacoepidemiologic Research
Jennifer Lund, PhD

4:30-4:45 p.m.

UNCseq – Next-Generation Sequencing in Cancer at UNC
Nirali M. Patel, MD
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

4:45-5:00 p.m.

Therapeutic Vascular Normalization with Novel AngiomiRs
Chad Pecot, MD
School of Medicine, UNC LCCC

5:00-6:00 p.m.

Reception & Poster Session