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Karmanos welcomes world-renowned tumor, microenvironment scientists to Wednesday, Dec. 12 event

 
Lawrence Lum, M.D., D.Sc., professor of Medicine and Immunology and Microbiology, and co-leader of the Tumor and Microenvironment Program at Karmanos.
 
Shijie Sheng, Ph.D., professor in the departments of Pathology and Oncology, and program leader of the Tumor and Microenvironment Program at Karmanos and WSU SOM
 
The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine (WSU SOM) are welcoming world-renowned research scientists to speak at the “Frontiers of Tumor and Microenvironment Symposium” from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, in the Margherio Conference Center, 1328 Scott Hall, on the WSU campus.

The event is hosted by Lawrence Lum, M.D., D.Sc., professor of Medicine and Immunology and Microbiology, and co-leader of the Tumor and Microenvironment Program at Karmanos and WSU SOM, and Shijie Sheng, Ph.D., professor in the departments of Pathology and Oncology, and program leader of the Tumor and Microenvironment Program at Karmanos and WSU SOM.

The symposium is a timely response to the growing strength of Karmanos and WSU SOM’s Tumor and Microenvironment Program in this area of research and is meant to provide a platform to promote the visibility of Karmanos’ and WSU’s scientists and their work.

Speakers include:
  • Lisa M. Coussens, Ph.D., chair, Department of Cell & Developmental Biology; director of Basic Research, at OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, will present “Reprogramming Immune Microenvironments in Solid Tumors to Enhance Therapy.”
  • Dai Fukumura, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of Radiation Oncology, Harvard Medical School; associate biologist, Edwin L. Steele Laboratory for Tumor Biology, will present “Harnessing tumor vasculature and microenvironment.”
  • Raghu Kalluri, M.D., Ph.D., professor of Harvard Medical School; chief, Division of Matrix Biology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, will present “Fibrosis and Cancer.”
  • Linheng Li, Ph.D., investigator, Stowers Institute for Medical Research; professor, University of Kansas Cancer Center, will present “Niche and signaling regulation of the state and fate of stem cells.”
  • Christopher J. Logothetis, M.D., chair, Department of Genitourinary Medical Oncology, University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, will present “Targeting the Prostate Cancer Tumor Microenvironment.”
  • Suresh Mohla, Ph.D., associate director and branch chief of the Division of Cancer Biology, National Cancer Institute, “NCI’s Tumor Microenvironment Network (TMEN) Consortium: Goals and Objectives.”
  • Shijie Sheng, Ph.D., Karmanos and WSU SOM, will present “A Tale of Epithelial-specific Defense Against Cancer-Maspin.”
  • Anthony Shields, M.D., Ph.D., professor of Oncology, Wayne State University; associate center director, clinical sciences, Karmanos Cancer Institute, “Approaches to Imaging Tumor Metabolism and the Microenvironment.”

For more information contact Amanda Cook at (313) 576-8298 or e-mail her at cooka@karmanos.org.


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