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3rd Annual Tumor Biology and Microenvironment Retreat

Presented by the Tumor Biology and Microenvironment Program at Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine.  

Hosted By

Shijie Sheng, PhD
Leader, Tumor Biology and Microenvironment Program
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Professor of Pathology and Oncology
WSU School of Medicine

Lawrence G. Lum, MD, DSc
Co-Leader, Tumor Biology and Microenvironment Program
Scientific Director of BMT and Immunotherapy
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Professor of Oncology, Imm&Micro
WSU School of Medicine

Date and Location

Friday, December 12, 2014 - 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Margherio Conference Center
Wayne State Unviersity
1328 Scott Hall
Detroit, MI 

Breakfast and lunch will be provided at the Retreat.


This program is free for all participants. 

Program Information

Keynote Speaker

Steven M. Dubinett, M.D.
Senior Associate Dean, Translational Research, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute and Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
University of California, Los Angeles

Featured Speakers

Abhinav Deol, M.D., Assistant Professor,  Department of Oncology
Elisabeth Heath, M.D., Clinical Professor and Director, Prostate Cancer Research Group, Department of Oncology

Divaya Bhutani, M.D., Assistant Professor,  Department of Oncology
Ulka Vaishampayan, M.D., Clinical Professor and Chief, Genitourinary (GU) Service and Director, Phase I Clinical Trial Program, Department of Oncology

Lawrence G. Lum, M.D., DSc, Professor, Departments of Oncology and Medicine and Immunology & Microbiology Program Co-Leader    

Haipeng Liu, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science

Kang Chen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Immunology & Microbiology
Qing-Sheng Mi, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Immunology & Microbiology, Director, Henry Ford Immunology Program

Omar Fagoaga, Ph.D., Associate Technical Director, Immunogenetics/ HLA Laboratory
Jennifer Beebe-Dimmer, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pathology

Avraham Raz, Ph.D., Professor,  Departments of Pathology, Radiation Oncology and Oncology, Paul Zuckerman Chair for Metastasis Research
Wei-Zen Wei, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Oncology and Associate Center Director, Basic Sciences

Hyeong-Reh Kim, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Pathology

The program agenda is being finalized at this time and will be posted once it is available.  

Abstract & Poster Submissions

Deadline for submission: Monday, December 1, 2014. Abstracts will ONLY be accepted from Tumor Biology and Microenvironment Program members.

Abstract Guidelines:
  • TITLE: the title must be brief and indicate clearly the nature of the investigation
  • AUTHOR NAMES: include name, academic title, department and university affiliation. List all authors in the order they should appear in the abstract byline. Designate a presenting author.
  • ABSTRACT BODY: The abstract title should be entered in small case, with only the first letter of the first word uppercased. Please avoid using ALL CAPS for abstract titles, quotation marks and bold fonts
  • Character limit of 3000 characters including spaces. Characters are counted for the abstract body.
  • Up to 3 references should be included
  • Submit your abstract online, click here
Poster Guidelines
  • Size Limitation: No larger than 46 inches and 96 inches wide
  • Required Elements: Title, authors, and abstract (as described above), graphic elements and references.
  • The poster should be self-explanatory so that you are free to supplement the information and discuss particular points raised by questions during the poster session.
  • Submit your poster information online, click here.
The poster session potentially provides a more intimate forum for informal discussion than the regular presentations, but this becomes more difficult if you are obliged to devote most of your time to merely explaining your poster to a succession of visitors. We will contact all poster submitters with drop off instructions prior to the Retreat. 

More Information

For more information contact or 313-576-8734.

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