Meyer Cancer Center Seminar Series

The Meyer Cancer Center Seminar Series features leaders, luminaries and rising stars in cancer research and clinical practice.

The lectures are held monthly in the Belfer Research Building.


James Allison immunologist January 18, 2017

Lajos Pustzai, M.D., Ph.D., Yale University, Immune sculpting of the triple-negative breast cancer genome

February 15, 2017

Tim Chan, M.D., Ph.D., Memorial Sloan Kettering, Immunotherapy: What's genes got to do with it?

March 15, 2017

Rakesh Jain, Ph.D., Harvard University, Re-engineering the Tumor Microenvironment to Improve Cancer Treatment

April 12, 2017

Sanford Markowitz, M.D., Ph.D, Case Western Reserve University, Genetic Lessons from Colon Cancer

May 24, 2017

Scott Lippman, M.D., University of California-San Diego, Pre-Cancer Atlas to Drive Precision Prevention and Immue Interception

June 21, 2017

Benjamin Neel, M.D., Ph.D., New York University, New Signaling Connections in Cancer

July 19, 2017

Anthony Green, M.D., Ph.D., University of Cambridge, JAK/STAT Signaling, Stem Cell Subversion and Myeloid Malignancies

September 20, 2017

Victor Engelhard, Ph.D., University of Virginia

October 18, 2017

Jim Allison, Ph.D., University of Texas - MD Anderson 

November 15, 2017

Raffaela Sordella, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

December 13, 2017

Karen Knudsen, Ph.D., Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center


January 6, 2016

Kristy Brown, Ph.D., Hudson Institute, Sex, Fat and Breast Cancer: The link between inflammation, dysregulated metabolism, and estrogen production

February 17, 2016

Luis Parada, Ph.D., Memorial Sloan Kettering, The role of cell of origin & cancer stem cells in GBM Phenotype

March 16, 2016

Michael Pollak, M.D., McGill University, Diabetes, obesity and cancer: Pharmacology and physiology at the interface 

May 18, 2016

Steve Gruber, M.D., Ph.D., MPH, USC, Cancer Genetics at the interface of immunology, patient care and population science

May 25, 2016

Harinder Singh, Ph.D., Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Towards a gene regulatory logic of immune cell development and function

June 15, 2016

Melody Swartz, Ph.D., University of Chicago, Multifaceted roles of lymphatic vessels in regulating tumor immunity

September 21, 2016

Martin Eilers, Ph.D., University of Wurzburg, Protein complexes of MYC and N-MYC protein as targets for tumor therapy

October 19, 2016

Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., Ph.D., Columbia, The changing landscape of cancer: Past, present and future

November 16, 2016

Andrea Califano, Ph.D., Columbia, A "precise" approach to precision cancer medicine

December 14, 2016

Alec Kimmelman, M.D., Ph.D., New York University, Identifying metabolic dependencies in pancreatic cancer

PEncil sketch of Harold Varmus, M.D.


January 20, 2015 

Gerburg Wulf, M.D., Harvard Medical School, Regulation of tumor metabolism by PI3K: Biology and therapeutics

January 21, 2015

Ricky Johnstone, Ph.D., Peter MacCallum Cancer Center, Epigenetic Targets in Leukemia and Lymphoma

February 4, 2015

Carlos Arteaga, M.D., Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Neoadjuvant Trials in Breast Cancer: Role in Clinical Development and Discovery of Mechanisms of Drug Resistance

March 19, 2015

Ernest Hawk, M.D., MPH, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Advancing Cancer Prevention and Control as Plan A

April 8, 2015

Charlie Fuchs, M.D., Harvard Medical School, Leveraging Cohort Studies to Inform Colorectal Cancer Treatment, Prevention and Biology

April 15, 2015

Juan R. Cubillos-Ruiz, Ph.D., Weill Cornell Medicine, Control of anti-tumor immunity by the ER stress response: Insights from IRE1a/XBP1

May 5, 2015

Michael Maitland, M.D., Ph.D., University of Chicago, Adding ART to the Science of Personalized/Precision Oncology

June 13, 2015

Bertrand Nadel, Ph.D., Centre d’Immunologie de Marseille-Luminy (CIML), Follicular lymphoma: Immunogenics ahead of disease

July 24, 2015

Olivier Bernard, Ph.D., Institut Gustave Roussy INSERM, At the origins of adult hematopoietic malignancies

August 14, 2015

Alex Swarbrick, Ph.D., Garvan Institute and Kinghorn Cancer Center, Transcriptional control of breast cancer aetiology

September 16, 2015

Silvia C. Formenti, M.D., Weill Cornell Medicine, Potential of radiation therapy to convert the tumor into an in situ vaccine

October 21, 2015

Harold Varmus, M.D., Weill Cornell Medicine, Confronting Cancer’s Complexity

November 18, 2015

Celeste Simon, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, Metabolic Adaptations in Renal Cancer

December 16, 2015

Benjamin Garcia, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, Quantitative proteomics for understanding modified proteins and proteomes

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