University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center Grand Rounds

UW Carbone Cancer Center Grand Rounds lecture series features a broad array of nationally prominent speakers, from the University of Wisconsin and across the country, who are leading experts in oncology related areas. These presentations, occurring every Wednesday during the academic year, help our UW Carbone Cancer Center members, faculty, staff, and trainees stay up-to-date on the newest procedures and findings in medical research and patient care.

Attendees can obtain Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit. In addition, recorded lectures are available for online CME credit up to one year from the original live presentation date.

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Dr. Marina Sharifi – Oncology Grand Rounds Co-Chair

Dr. Grace Blitzer – Oncology Grand Rounds Co-Chair

Kerri McPherson – Oncology Grand Rounds Coordinator

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View archived sessions

**Viewing previous sessions from THIS webpage are NOT available for CME credit. Go to the “Earn online Credit” quick link on this website for more information about credits.**

1. View “UW Video library” for pre-COVID-19 sessions  (thru March 11, 2020) UW Video Library

2. View all other recorded sessions (from May 2020-present)

March 27, 2024 – “Genetic Testing: When Germline and Somatic Results Overlap, and When They Don’t” presented by Anna Zakas, MS, MPH, CGC

March 20, 2024 – “Epithelial Plasticity Drives Pancreatic Tumorigenesis” presented by Kathleen DelGiorno, PhD – Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Vanderbilt School of Medicine

March 6, 2024 – “Using Molecular Signatures to Avoid the Over and Undertreatment of Women with Breast Cancer: New Approaches to Biologically Informed Personalized Treatment” presented by: Corey Speers, MD, PhD – Vice Chair for Research, Radiation Oncology, UHMG Radiation Oncology Community Physicians University Hospitals, Seidman Cancer Center

February 14, 2024 –  “Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Oncology Clinic at UWCCC: Updates and New Frontiers” presented by Cathy Lee-Miller, MD; Apoorva Anandan, MD; Malinda Tatiana West, MD

February 7, 2024 – “Prostate SPORE Updates” presented by Doug McNeel, MD, PhD; David Jarrard, MD

January 31, 2024 – “ASH Updates-Part 2: Lymphoma & Myeloma” presented by Drs. Natalie Callander, MD; Aric Hall, MD; Matthew Brunner, MD; Timothy Schmidt, MD

January 24, 2024 – “Responding to Emotional Distress in the Oncology Setting” by Lori Dubenske, PhD

January 17, 2024 – ASH Updates Part 1: Lymphoma-Drs. Rajguru and Fletcher along with Dr. Kalyan Nadiminti with a Transplant update**Not for credit**

December 13, 2023 – “Beyond the T-cell: Developing New Immunotherapeutic Strategies in Prostate Cancer” presented by Ravi Madan, MD – National Cancer Institute, Head, Prostate Cancer Clinical Research Section

November 15, 2023 – “Climate Changes Cancer Care” presented by Joan H. Schiller, M.D., FASCO

November 8, 2023 – “Biological Processes Underlying Radiation Fibrosis and Lymphedema” presented by Fei-Fei Liu, MD, FRCPC

October 18, 2023 – “ASCO Updates – Part 3 GU, CNS & Breast” presented by Drs. John Floberg, Ankush Bhatia and Kari Wisinski

October 11, 2023 – “ASCO Updates – Part 2 Melanoma & Thoracic” presented by Drs. Andrea Axtell, Toby Campbell and Vince Ma. (This session was not available for CME)

October 4, 2023 – “Global Oncology” presented by Nabeel Zafar, MD, MPH, Daniel J. Szor, MD and Robert Jeraj, PhD. (This session was not available for credit)

September 27, 2023 – “How T Cells Recognize Tumor Cells and Implications for Anti-Tumor Immunity” presented by Tim Chan, MD, PhD

September 20, 2023 – “Targeting Persistent Androgen Receptor Signaling in Lethal Prostate Cancer” presented by Adam Sharp, BSc, BM, PhD, MRCP, PG (Dip)

September 13, 2023 – “The Best Cancer is the Cancer that Never Happens” presented by Philip E. Castle, PhD, MPH

September 6, 2023 – ASCO Updates (GI) presented by Drs. Jeremy Kratz, Nataliya Uboha and Michael Bassetti

August 2, 2023 – AXL-STAT3 Targeting of Lung Tumor Microenvironments presented by Josephine, A. Taverna, M.D. Assistant Professor, Dept of Medicine, Dept of Molecular Medicine, UT Health Science San Antonio

May 31, 2023 – “Chromatin structure as a transcriptional regulator in normal and malignant hematopoiesis” presented by Aaron Viny, MD – Assistant Professor of Medicine, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons

May 24, 2023 –“CAR T cell Design Guided by Observations from the Clinic” presented by Nabil M. Ahmed, MD, MPH, Professor, Department of Pediatrics Center for Cell and Gene Therapy, Baylor College of Medicine (This session was not available for credit)

May 17, 2023 –  “Unveiling the Non-Transcriptional Roles of CBFB in Breast Cancer Tumorigenesis and Treatment” presented by Jing Huang, PhD Principal Investigator at the Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Genetics Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute (NCI)

May 10, 2023 – “Onco-Palliative Care Practice Pearls from the Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care” presented by Cassie Shumway, MS, RN, OCN, CHPN; Chessa Fischer, APNP, ACHPN; Rev Andy Karlson, MDiv, BCC; Michael Matthews, MD; Kate Schueller, MD and Meaghan Trainor, MD; UW-Health, Madison, WI

April 19, 2023 – “Walking Forward: Addressing Cancer Disparities in the Northern Plains American Indians – a Community Based NCI Funded Program” presented by Dr. Dan Petereit

April 12, 2023 – “Theranostics: Current Status and Emerging Trends” presented by Steve Cho, MD

April 5, 2023 – “Improving LGBTQ+ patient experiences in cancer care and Healthcare” presented by Andrew Petroll, MD, MS along with Margaretta Gergen, DO and Muhammad Daud, MD

March 29, 2023 – “Epigenetic Regulation of Cancer Metastasis & Immune Evasion” presented by Qin Yan, PhD

March 22, 2023 – “Mushrooms, Vitamins, and Cannabis, Oh My! Two Oncology Pharmacists’ Approach to Supplement and Cannabis Use in Patients with Cancer” presented by Lindsey Jung, PharmD, MPH, BCOP and Liz Dow-Hillgartner, PharmD, BCOP, BCPS

March 15, 2023 – “Tobacco Cessation in Cancer Survivors: From Patients to Populations to Big Data” presented by Dr. Lawson Eng

March 8, 2023 – “AML in 2023 – The Privileges and Pitfalls of Five Years of Progress in Therapy” presented by Dr. Aric Hall

March 1, 2023 – “Supportive Care for the Cancer Patient with Opioid Use Disorder” presented by Dr. Rosielle

February 15, 2023 – “SABCS Recap” presented by Drs. Lee Wilke, Malinda West, Beth Anderson and patient advocate Deb Tobin

February 1, 2023 – “Ash Updates Part 3 – Benign hematology, Inherited heme disorders, and Bone marrow failure syndromes” presented by Drs. Moniba Nazeef, MD and Lauren Banaszak

January 25, 2023 – ASH Updates: Part 2 – Leukemia and Transplant presented by Drs. Ryan Mattison, Matt Brunner, Kalyan Nadiminti and Zhubin Gahvari

January 11, 2023 – “What We Don’t Talk About When We Don’t Talk About Sex & Cancer” presented by Janelle Sobecki, MD

December 21,2022 – “Molecular Imaging, Nanobiotechnology, and Theranostics” presented by Dr. Weibo Cai

December 14, 2022 – Permissions to record were declined due to unpublished data

December 07, 2022 – “NK cell and CAR T cell-based strategies for GD2+ solid tumors” presented by Dr. Christian Capitini

November 16, 2022 – “Improving Cancer Care for Sexual and Gender Minority People” presented by Dr. Elizabeth Cathcart-Rake

November 2, 2022 – “The Time Toxicity of Cancer Care” presented by Arjun Gupta, MD

October 19, 2022 – Permissions to record were declined due to unpublished data

October 12, 2022 –  “Systemic Toxicity Associated With Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors – More Questions than Answers” presented by Kerry Reynolds, MD

September 28, 2022 – “ASCO Updates – GI Teampresented by Drs. Johnathan Ebben, Amy Taylor, Dustin Deming and Jeremy Kratz

September 14, 2022 – “ASCO Updates – Genitourinary Cancers and Radiation Oncology” presented by Dr. David Kosoff

September 7, 2022 – “The Dobbs Decision: Implications for Women’s Health and Cancer Care” presented by Dr. Lisa Barroilhet, MD, MS

May 18, 2022 – session wasn’t recorded due to unpublished data

May 11, 2022 –“Surgical Quality Outcomes: Past, Present and Future” presented by Ahmed Al-Niaimi, MD, FACOG, FACS  (This session is not available for CME credit).

Apr 20, 2022 – session wasn’t recorded due to unpublished data

Apr 13, 2022 – “Third group surrogates of therapeutic radionuclides: La, Y, and Sc” presented by Dr. Jonathon Engle

Apr 6, 2022 – “Oncologic PET/MRI at UW: Current State and Future Directions” presented by Ali Pirasteh, MD

Mar 30, 2022 – “Translational Research in Myeloma: A focus on t(11;14) and BCL2 inhibition” presented by Jonathan Kaufman, MD

Mar. 9, 2022 – “Practical Guidance on Peripheral and Deep En Face Margin Assessment (PDEMA) of Locally Aggressive Cutaneous Malignancies” presented by Yaohui Gloria XU, MD, PhD

Mar. 2, 2022 – The 50th NCA Anniversary Presentation on the “Centers of the Cancer Universe: A Half-Century of Progress Against Cancer” presented by Donald (Skip) L. Trump, MD, FACP, FASCO and Eric T. Rosenthal – Independent Journalist, EvocaTalk® Research & Reports

Feb. 16, 2022 – “The Evil side of gene regulation” presented by HR (Ruud) Delwel, PhD

Feb. 9, 2022 – “WiscShare: A Framework to Support Translational Research and Precision Medicine” by Joshua M. Lang, MD MS, Mark Burkard, MD, PhD and Stephanie McGregor, MD, PhD.

Feb. 2, 2022 – Clinical Updates Lecture Series (CULS) “Melanoma Clinical Updates” by Vincent Ma, MD and “Genomic alterations in primary CNS malignancies: Recent updates impacting diagnosis, prognosis, and therapy” by Patrick Grogan, MD, PhD

Jan. 19, 2022 – “Hot Air Balloons, Salmon Fisheries, and Relapsed AML: Tumor evolution models for personalized treatment selection” presented by Elizabeth Krakow, MD, CM, MS

Jan. 12, 2022 – ASH Updates Part II – (Lymphoma & Leukemia)
Julie Chang, MD and Kalyan Vara Nadiminti, MD

Jan. 5, 2022 – ASH Updates Part 1. Presentations by Presenters are Drs. Brunner, Schmidt and Callander.

Dec. 15, 2021 – “Reducing Breast Cancer Racial Mortality Disparities: the Chicago Model” by Anne Marie Murphy, PhD

Dec. 8, 2021 – “University of Wisconsin Breast Cancer Epidemiology Simulation Model to Inform Policy and Clinical Decisions for Effective Breast Cancer Control” by Dr. Oguz Alagoz – Professor, College of Engineering, Dept. of Industrial & Systems engineering.

Dec. 1, 2021 – “DNA Vaccines as T-Cell Activating Agents to Treat Prostate Cancer” by Dr. Doug McNeel

Nov. 17, 2021 – “Community Outreach and Engagement at UW Carbone Cancer Center” by Dr. Noelle LoConte

Nov. 10, 2021 – “The Promise of Spring (Strategic Planning) in the Face of Winter (Core Grant)” by Howard Bailey, MD

Nov. 3. 2021 – “PCP: A Developmental Pathway Associated with Melanoma Metastasis” by Hao Chang, Ph.D.

Oct 20, 2021 – “Hereditary Ovarian Cancer Syndromes and the Future of Cancer Prevention” by Dr. Lisa Barroilhet

Oct 13, 2021 – “The Past, Present and Future of Palliative Radiotherapy: Lessons Learned From the Development of a Dedicated Palliative Radiotherapy Service” by Dr. Josh Jones

Sept 15, 2021 – ASCO Updates – Part 3 with Drs. Emamekhoo and Sethakorn

Sept 8, 2021 – ASCO Updates – Part 2 with Drs. Trainor and Sharifi

Sept 1, 2021 – ASCO Updates – Part 1 with Drs. Kratz and Burr

May 26, 2021- “Theranostics and Particle Beam Radiation Therapies: Advancing the Precision of Personalized Cancer Care at UWCCC” by Dr.  Zachary Morris. Recording password: YsWZYz6c

May 19, 2021 – Race Matters: Examining Our Use of “Race” in Academic Medicine” by Dr. Jennifer Edgoose. Recording password: Pvpd7Xj2

May 12, 2021- “A Last-Mile Problem: The Chasm Between Promises and Current Realities in Cancer Informatics”, by Dr. Hamid Emamekhoo and Dr. Amye  Tevaarwerk. Recording password: rUzmeRb4

May 5, 2021 – “Herbs and Supplements in Cancer Care – Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”, by Dr. Rich Lee. Recording password: sMAmFPG6

April 28, 2021 – “Musculoskeletal Interventional Oncology: Bone and Soft Tissue Tumor Ablation” by Dr. Lindsay Stratchko. Recording password: 3ZaBMaRj

April 14, 2021-“Alternative Donor Transplantation- The Ongoing Role of Umbilical Cord Blood Grafts with Dr. McNerney” Recording password: 4iATwiGx

April 7, 2021- “Oncodermatology: Cutaneous Metastases and Cutaneous Toxicities of Cancer Treatments with Dr. Shields and Dr. Asel”. Recording password:BtWdivJ9

March 31, 2021- “Oncology Grand Rounds with Dr. Parkes and Dr. Lee-Miller” Recording password: PtqEsb6T

March 24, 2021- “Oncology Grand Rounds with Dr. Ellington” Recording password: MxHYxf5V

March 17, 2021 – “Hospice Family Caregivers: Implications for Up-streamed Cancer Communication”  by Lee Ellington, PhD. Recording password: MxHYxf5V

March 3, 2021- “Oncology Grand Rounds with Dr. Carchman” Recording password: kF3Qen2m

February 24, 2021- “Oncology Grand Round with Dr. Sheehan and Dr. Nazeef” Recording password: MiHbhpm3

February 17, 2021 – “Oncology Grand Rounds – “Making Bacteria Invincible” with Dr. Michael Cox”. Recording password: yXeQAB6V

February 10, 2021 – “Oncology Grand Rounds with Dr. Dana Brantley-Sieders”. Recording password: fPBhgY8y

January 27, 2021 – “Controversies and Trends in the Management of Malignant Glioma”. Recording password required: zUJJpcV4

January 20, 2021 – “Leukemia and Benign Heme Updates from ASH 2020”- Part 2. Recording password: CiASXfy2

January 13, 2021 – “A 10-Year Review of the Consultative Cancer Survivorship Program of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)”. Recording Password: dJMTNZu4

January 6, 2021 – ”Lymphoma and Myeloma Updates from ASH 2020” Part 1 Recording Password: YbuifQp8

December 16, 2020 – Oncology Grand Rounds with Dr. Peter O’Dwyer Recording Password: sXitGm3h

December 9, 2020 – Big Ten CRC – Grand Rounds: Drs. Dustin Deming & Melissa Skala Recording Password: Bns8dWuP

December 9, 2020 – Oncology Grand Rounds Clinical Updates Lecture Series with Drs. Paplomata and Wallace Recording Password: nJHMMg7G

December 2, 2020 – UWCCC Grand Rounds with Drs. Lori DuBenske and Erin Costanzo Recording Password: 33AwzcR4

November 18, 2020 – Onocology Grand Rounds- with Dr. Leif Ellisen Recording Password: ZjdDS4zp

November 11, 2020- Oncology Grand Rounds- with Dr. Dan Stover Recording password: iJh6EH6t

November 4, 2020- Oncology Grand Rounds- with Dr. Petros Ginivas Recording password: ZsPD2Quy

October 21, 2020- Oncology Grand Rounds- with Dr. Sheila Patel Recording password: MfdXueq7

October 14, 2020 – Oncology Grand Rounds- with Dr. Sicklick Recording password: 24KzHcgM

September 23, 2020 – ASCO Updates Part 4 – with Drs. LoConte, Duma and Campbell. Recording password: iM3bU2mJ

September 16, 2020 – ASCO Updates Part 3 – with Dr’s Wasiniski, Paplomata, and Burr. Recording password: Jwmwyuc3

September 9, 2020 – ASCO Updates Part 2 – with Dr’s David Kosoff, Nataliya Uboha and Dustin Deming. Recording password: WbJ9kEU3

September 2, 2020 – ASCO Updates Part 1 – with Dr.s Leal and Paplomata. Recording password:  7bTmJ77s

August 5, 2020 – Breast Cancer Ongoing Research Mini-Series (Part 3). Recording password:9Yf5pVwp

July 22, 2020 – Breast Cancer Ongoing Research Mini-Series (Part 2). Recording password: Pxqx2Y3f

July 15, 2020 – Breast Cancer Ongoing Research Mini-Series (Part 1)Recording password: BwCUcug7

May 27, 2020 – “Clinical Updates Lecture Series (CULS): DLBCL and Hodgkin lymphoma“. Recording password: GfPe5yPD

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FAQs for Oncology Grand Rounds

Note (added 3/12/2020): The FAQ below refers to a departmental online CME platform that is being replaced by a school-wide platform. Sessions in the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC) CME Application are from live lectures that occurred during the academic year. Lectures are available for online CME credit up to one year from the date of the original, live lecture presentation. Sessions from UWCCC 2019-2020 academic year and beyond are available for enduring (online) CME on the Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) website. For technical help with the ICEP platform, contact

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Who can attend Grand Rounds?

Grand Rounds is a way for UW Carbone Cancer Center members, faculty, staff, and trainees to stay up to date on the latest developments in clinical practice and cancer related research. Regardless of cancer center affiliation, anyone may attend any Grand Rounds unless otherwise noted.

What is this system for?

The University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center CME Application is an online system that allows learners to access Grand Rounds lectures available for online Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit, view your attendance history at live lectures, see a summary of credits you’ve earned, see identification cards associated with your account (used for scanning into live lectures), and submit evaluations of presentations.

Can I attend the live lectures, and what credits are available for attending them?

Yes, live Grand Rounds lectures are open to all who wish to attend. CME, CNE, and CPE credit is available. Maintenance of Certification (MOC) is not available for UWCCC sessions at this time. For specific credit related questions, please see the section titled “Could I view the Accreditation Statement and Credit Designation Statement for this series?”

Lectures occur on Wednesday mornings from 8:00-9:00 AM during the academic year, with exceptions for university holidays and breaks. In-person Grand Rounds occurs in room G5/119 of the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin. Currently, following the WI stat and UW guidelines, Grand Rounds presentations are converted to virtual and are conducted via WebEx.

Could I view the Accreditation Statement and Credit Designation Statement for this series?

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements

The University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)ä.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit Designation Statements

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

A maximum of 1 hour of knowledge-based CE credit can be earned by successfully completing this live activity. Pharmacists should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. CE credit information, based on verification of live attendance, will be provided to NABP within 60 days after the activity completion. 2020 Universal Activity Number (UAN):JA0000358-0000-20-042-L04-P

American Medical Association (AMA)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 ANCC contact hour.

The University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing is Iowa Board of Nursing provider 350.

Continuing Education Units

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for 0.1 continuing education units (CEUs) or 1 hour.

Are Grand Rounds livestreamed?

Currently our sessions are now hybrid. If a session is presented in-person, one can attend in person or be able to watch via zoom. Sessions are typically recorded and posted to the webpage for later viewing.

How do I create an account?

Create a visitor account in the UW-Madison ICEP Learning Portal. Refer to the account creation instructions via the following links: