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2019 Major Trends in Modern Cancer Research

Posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 by for Extra Credit, Lectures.

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On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center will host its fourteenth annual Major Trends in Modern Cancer Research lecture for high school and college students. (Members of the public are also welcome to attend.) The event will take place from 5:30–7:30 PM on the first floor of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Rockefeller Research Laboratories building (430 East 67th Street, between York and First Avenues).

Registration is preferred for this free event. Get there a bit early if possible to get a good seat. Pizza and refreshments will be served before the lecture begins. Single use MetroCards will be made available for any student who needs one to attend.

One point of extra credit will be awarded to all students who attend and complete this assignment for any one of the speakers. (Consult the Extra Credit web page for more info.) Official attendance is taken by group photo at the end of the event. Submit your completed (typed) assignment to Mr. Elert’s Research Room mailbox by Friday, November 15.

Portrait Moderator

Memorial Sloan Kettering President Craig B. Thompson studies molecular signaling pathways that regulate nutrient uptake and the role these pathways play in the regulation of cell growth and survival.

Portrait Seeking order in genomic chaos: how chromosomal instability shapes cancer evolution

Radiation oncologist Samuel F. Bakhoum is working to understand more about how cancer grows and spreads.

Portrait Metabolic Regulation of Cell Fate Decisions

Cell biologist Lydia Finley investigates how cellular metabolic pathways regulate cell fate decisions in stem cells and cancer cells.

Portrait Immunotherapy for Patients with Lung Cancer

Medical oncologist Matthew D. Hellmann’s research focuses on developing innovative and effective ways to harness the body’s immune system to fight cancer.