A: Addressing Cancer Disparities Questions with Big Data Sources
Chaired by Noelle LoConte, MD and Tracy Downs, MD, this session will feature panelists Shaneda Warren Andersen, PhD; John Eason, PhD; and Elise Lawson, MD, MSHS. Dr. Warren Andersen will review her experience with the Southern Community Cohort Study data. Dr. Eason, Associate Professor of Sociology, and part of the Center for Law, Society and Justice, will discuss the use of census data in health disparities. The session will allow ample time for discussion and Q/A.
B: Updates in Cancer Prevention
Howard Bailey, MD; Shannon Kenney, MD; and Evie Carchman, MD, will give an update on cancer prevention topics. During this interactive session, Dr. Bailey will discuss Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination issues such as uptake rates, ongoing data and efforts to improve it, novel HPV vaccines and/or treatments of cervical dysplasia. Dr. Carchman will talk about her work with preventing and treating cellular dysplasia to interrupt the progression to cancer; and Dr. Kenney will speak about the intersection of Epstein Barr virus virology with prevention.
C: Integrating Imaging and Biomarkers into UWCCC Clinical Trials
This session will highlight the services and expertise available within the UWCCC and around campus that can help you in designing your clinical trials. Three NIH funded UW trials will be highlighted as examples of how to successfully integrate biomarkers and imaging.
The presentation will be a discussion-based format and experts in their respective fields will be at hand to answer questions. Presenters include: Randy Kimple, MD, PhD; Andrew Bashnagel, MD; and Josh Lang, MD, MS along with representatives from relevant Shared Resources.
D: Immunotherapy Trial Design: Developments and Challenges
This session will address the unique challenges and potential strategies for design and implementation of immunotherapy clinical trials. Nataliya Uboha, MD, PhD, Ticiana Leal, MD, Christian Capitini, MD, and Mike Bassetti, MD, PhD will discuss details of clinical trials they lead. These 5-minute lightning presentations of preclinical/clinical research will be followed by 40 minutes of panel discussion.
E: Career Development and Funding for Trainees
Graduate students, post-docs, and their mentors, join us to learn about career development and cancer-specific funding opportunities. Dr. Susan Perkins, Deputy Chief of the Cancer Training Branch at the National Cancer Institute, will be joining us to discuss funding available from the NCI to support trainees. We’ll also discuss other available funding mechanisms from ICTR and the American Cancer Society and hear about recent successful job searches by UWCCC Members.
F: Clinical Hot Topics – Rapid-fire Presentation of Key Clinical Challenges
These sessions are designed to be relevant for the broad population of Cancer Center researchers. Rapid-fire presentations of disease specific current state of treatments, and key clinical challenges will highlight opportunities for the next steps in research. This is where clinical care cycles back to inform bench and translational research.