Cancer Research Seminar Series

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The Seminar Series is designed to offer state-of-the-art knowledge on advances in oncological research and care, including new clinical and laboratory investigations, techniques, and practices, as well as to facilitate new initiatives in translational and clinical research in oncology at UVA. The seminars are held every Friday, during the fall and spring semesters of the academic year.

Presented by UVA Cancer Center, this interdisciplinary seminar series provides a venue for basic-science and clinical faculty to hear about cutting-edge work in all areas of cancer. The series features invited speakers on various relevant subjects, and UVA faculty with expertise in selected topics related to cancer.

Speakers in our series represent the major research programs in the UVA Cancer Center. Additionally, UVA Oncology Fellows and PhD trainees supported by UVA’s Cancer Training Grant have an opportunity to host speakers.

The series is not offered for CME credit (unless otherwise noted).

Host a Speaker

If you would like to host a speaker, contact Dan Gioeli, PhD

Attend a Seminar

Days & Times: Fridays, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Location: Pinn Hall (Old Jordan Hall), Room 1-14

Lunch served in lobby at 12 p.m. in Pinn Hall lobby.

Seminar Schedule, 2018-2019


Speaker and Title


Oct 26

Bryan Burt M.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of General Thoracic Surgery
Director, General Thoracic Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine
Huston, TX

Seminar title: Treatment for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma in the Era of Immunotherapy

Alexandar Krupnick MD

Nov 2

Marshall Kadin MD
Professor Dermatology
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA

Seminar title: Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma: The Newest Kid on the Block

Thomas Loughran MD

Nov 9

Joel Linden PhD
Division of Developmental Immunology 
La Jolla Institute
San Diego, CA

Seminar title: A Microparticle Approach to Blocking Adenosine Receptors in the Tumor Microenvironment

Alexander Krupnick MD

Nov 16

Julio Aguirre- Ghiso  PhD
Director Head and Neck Cancer Basic Research,
Director Solid Tumor and Metastasis Research,
Division of Hematology and Oncology,
Department of Medicine and Department of Otolaryngology.
Mt Sinai School of Medicine

Seminar title: Mechanisms of Disseminated Cancer Cell Dormancy and its Impact on the Paradigm of Metastasis

Andrew Dudley PhD

Nov 30

Christopher Vakoc MD PhD
Associate Professor
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Vakoc Lab
Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Seminar title: Transcriptional Vulnerabilities of the Cancer Cell

Kwom-Sik Park PhD

Dec 7

Robert Wechsler-Reya PhD
Director and Professor
Tumor Initiation and Maintenance Program

Hui Zong