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2022 Symposium Schedule

  • April 18 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • April 19 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

45th Annual UNC Lineberger Cancer Center Scientific Symposium

“The Biology of Aggressive Cancers and Tumor-Stroma Interactions”

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Mara Sherman: “Mechanisms and Consequences of Pancreatic Cancer Stromal Evolution.”

Ron DePinho: “Genetics and Biology of the Tumor Microenvironment”

David Tuveson: “Pancreatic Cancer Progression and Therapy”

Edna Cukierman: “NET(NetG1/NGL1) Control of the Pancreatic Cancer Microenvironment”

Shawn Zhang: “The Evolving Cancer-Niche Interactions During Bone Metastasis”

Kamila Naxerova: “On the Evolutionary History of Metastatic Cancer”

Paula Bos: “Mechanistic Dissection of Treg Cell Contribution to Breast Cancer Progression”

Christine Iacobuzio-Donahaue: “Pancreatic Cancer Genetics: An Evolving Story”

Rosandra Kaplan: “Learning from the Metastatic Niche – Empowering the Tumor Microenvironment to Limit Metastatic Progression”

Elizabeth Jaffee: “Pancreatic Cancer is Primed to Become an Immunologic Disease”

Avery Posey: “Exploiting Truncated O-glycosylation in Tumors for Immunotherapy”

Channing Der: “Targeting KRAS for Cancer Treatment: the Last Dance?”

Chad Pecot: “Biologic and Structural Insights of How Circle RNAs Promote Metastasis”

Jen Jen Yeh: “Precision Oncology Approaches in Pancreatic Cancer”

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center 45th Annual Symposium, held April 18-19 2022.