Annual Scientific Meeting

Thursday, October 18 | Cancer Institute Annual Scientific Meeting

8:00 | Welcome kickoff and state of the WVUCI Address with Rich Goldberg, MD - Director, WVU Cancer Institute

Basic Science

8:30 | Science Keynote Speaker with Norman "Ned" Sharpless, MD - Director National Cancer Institute - "The Dynamic Interplay Between Cancer and Aging"

9:15 | Poster session

9:30 | Emidio Pistilli, PhD, Associate Professor, Exercise Physiology, Microbiology, Immunology & Cell Biology - "Dysregulation of Metabolic-Associated Pathways in Muscle of Breast Cancer Patients"

9:45 | Elena Pugacheva, PhD - Associate Professor, Biochemistry- "LPA signaling is regulated through the primary cilium: a novel target in glioblastoma"

Population Science

10:00 | Population Science Keynote Speaker with Robert Croyle, PhD, - Director, Division of Cancer & Population Sciences,
National Cancer Institute - "New Directions in Cancer Control and Population Science"

10:30 | Stephenie Kennedy - Rea, EdD - Associate Director, Cancer Prevention & Control WVUCI - "Cancer Control Through Implementation Science"

10:45 | Linda Alexander, EdD - Senior Associate Dean, WVU School of Public Health - "Utilizing a Socioecological Framework to Understand Tobacco-Related Health Disparities"

11:00-12:15 | Posters/Lunch

Clinical Science

12:15 | Clinical Science Keynote Speaker with Norman Wolmark, MD  - Chair, NSABP Foundation - "The Contribution of NSABP Clinical Trials to the Management of Early Breast Cancer" 

12:45 | Patrick Ma, MD - Hematology/ Oncology WVUCI - "Targeting NTRK-fusion in cancer therapy – a new paradigm"

1:00 | Clinical Science with Brock Lindsey, MD - Orthopaedics WVUCI - "Immunostimulation and Immunophentyping the Next Generation of Immunotherapy "

1:15 | Clinical Science with Malcolm Mattes - Radiation Oncology WVUCI - "Can Radiotherapy To One Site of Disease Potentiate A Systemic Immune Response?"

1:30 | Poster Awards and Closing

2:00 | Shuttles to Dedication location

2:30 - 3:45 | Dedication and Tours + Reception

4:00 | Hardesty Lecture with Norman "Ned" Sharpless, MD, Director, National Cancer Institute - Okey Patteson Auditorium - "The Power of Research, The Power of Hope"