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Exploring major topics in cancer research

We're highlighting the current leaders in their field of study.

Established scientist. Known for significant contributions to cancer research, either through a single scientific discovery or body of work. With lasting impact on the field, they have demonstrated a lifetime of commitment to progress against cancer.

Rising star. These investigators are emerging leaders, asking important, significant and often non-obvious questions. They bring fresh ideas, initiative, curiosity, flexibility and a demonstrated promise for bold new areas of cancer research.

Series organized by Svasti Haricharan, Ph.D. Dr. Haricharan focuses on the role of DNA damage repair in inducing resistance to endocrine therapy in breast cancer, particularly the role of HER2/4 in mismatch repair deficiency, and in identifying early driver mutations in breast cancer formation.

2023 Seminar Schedule

Somatic Mutation and Cancer

January 23, 2023
12 – 1 pm PT

Dr. Inigo Martincorena

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Cancer Therapeutics

February 6, 2023
12 – 1 pm PT

Dr. Arvin Dar

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Edna Cukierman, Ph.D.

March 6, 2023
12 – 1 pm PT

Dr. Edna Cukierman

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Florencia McAllister, M.D.

April 3, 2023
12 – 1 pm PT

Dr. Florencia McAllister

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Pier Paolo Scaglioni, M.D.

May 1, 2023
12 – 1 pm PT

Dr. Pier Paolo Scaglioni

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Richard Possemato, Ph.D.

June 5, 2023
12 – 1 pm PT

Dr. Richard Possemato

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Heather Christofk, Ph.D.

September 11, 2023
12 – 1 pm PT

Dr. Heather Christofk

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Past Seminars

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When you can't join us a for a live event, these videos are made available as soon after the seminar as possible.

Diane Simeone, M.D. and Yuliya Pylayeva-Gupta, Ph.D. - May 23, 2022

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Charles L. Sawyers, M.D. and Eytan Ruppin, M.D., Ph.D.. - April 25, 2022

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Jayanta (Jay) Debnath, Ph.D. and Christina (Christie) Towers, Ph.D. - March 7, 2022

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J. Silvio Gutkind, Ph.D. and Matt Hangauer, Ph.D. - January 31, 2022

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Eytan Ruppin, M.D., Ph.D. and Nikhil Wagle, M.D. - December 6, 2021

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Loren Walensky, M.D., Ph.D. and Aashish Manglik, M.D., Ph.D. - October 18, 2021

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Rosalie Sears, Ph.D. and Elda Grabocka, Ph.D. - September 20, 2021

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Judith Campisi, Ph.D. and Katherine Aird, Ph.D. - July 12, 2021

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Charles Swanton, M.D. Ph.D., FRCP, FMedSci, FAACR, FRS and Michael Hoffman, Ph.D. - June 14, 2021

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Alana Welm, Ph.D. and Alice Soragni, Ph.D. - May 10, 2021

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Ashani Weeraratna, Ph.D. and Shreya Raghavan, Ph.D. - April 5, 2021

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Marina Pasca di Magliano, Ph.D. and Madeleine Oudin, Ph.D. - March 8, 2021

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Thomas Gajewski, M.D., Ph.D. and Ravid Straussman, M.D., Ph.D. - February 8, 2021

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