Cancer Related Events & Seminars

Feb February 22 Thu 2018

Essentials of Clinical Research

Topic:  Research Issues in Cancer

Date:  Thursday, 2/22/2018
Time:  3:30 - 6:00 pm
Location:  Li Ka Shing, LK130
Speaker: Shivaani Kummar, MD, Professor of Oncology and of Radiology
Nam Bui, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Oncology
Stanford University School of Medicine 

Nora Ku, MD, Executive Medical Director, Loxo Oncology


An introduction to how to deal with special issues that arise in Cancer. The focus of this session will be on clinical trial and regulatory processes for anticancer drug development. Discussion includes early phase trial designs, evolving designs for targeted agents and the regulatory framework for drug development. 

Feb February 26 Mon 2018


Topic:  Modulation of the allogeneic immune response

Date:  Monday, 2/26/18
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Munzer Auditorium, Beckman Center
Speaker: Robert Zeiser, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director of the Section for Tumor Immunology
Department of Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation
University of Freiburg, Germany

Feb February 27 Tue 2018

2nd Annual Center for Definitive and Curative Medicine (CDCM) Symposium

Innovations in the Pipeline to Curative Medicines

Date:  Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Time:  7:30am - 6:00pm
Location:  Berg Hall, Li Ka Shing


Feb February 27 Tue 2018

Cancer Education Seminar Series 

Topic:  Sarcoma 101: Concepts and Controversies

Date:  Tuesday, 2/27/2018
Time:  8:00 - 9:00 am
Location:  Cancer Center, CC-2103 -2 105
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Speakers: Nam Bui, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Oncology
Stanford University School of Medicine

CME credit available for in-person attendance

Feb February 27 Tue 2018

Cancer Survivorship Lecture Series 

Topic: Late Effects of Radiation Therapy

Date:  Tuesday, 2/27/2018
Time:  4:00 - 5:00 pm
Location:  Cancer Center, CC-2103
Speakers: Susan Hiniker, MD, Assistant Professor in Radiation Oncology
Sarah Donaldson, MD, Catharine and Howard Avery Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology
Stanford University School of Medicine

Mar March 06 Tue 2018

Cancer Biology Seminar Series

Topic:  Engineered Proteins as Next-generation Cancer Therapeutics

Date:  Tuesday, 3/6/2018
Time:  12:00 - 1:00 pm
Location:  Munzer Auditorium, Beckman Center
Speaker: Jennifer Cochran, PhD, Sriram Chair of Bioengineering
Associate Professor of Bioengineering and (by courtesy) Chemical Engineering 
Stanford University School of Medicine

Mar March 07 Wed 2018

IMAGinING the FUTURE Seminar Series

Topic:  From Discovery to Curing Cancer: the 30 year Odyssey of the T Cell Zeta Chain

Date:  Wednesday, 3/7/2018
Time:  1:00 - 2:00pm
Location:  Berg Hall A-B, Li Ka Shing

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Richard D. Klausner, MD
Co-Founder and Director, Juno Therapeutics

Mar March 07 Wed 2018

11th Tseng Memorial Lecture

Date:  Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Time:  4:00pm
Location:  Li Ka Shing, Berg Hall

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A conversation with Lucy Kalanithi, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health and Laura Carstensen, PhD, Director of the Stanford Center on Longevity.  The topic of discussion will focus on end-of-life care, including Paul Kalanithi’s book “When Breath Becomes Air”.

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Mar March 13 Tue 2018


Topic:  Development and plasticity of human Innate Lymphoid Cells

Date:  Tuesday, 3/13/18
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Location: Li Ka Shing, room 120

Speaker: Hergen Spits, PhD
Professor of Cell Biology, University of Amsterdam
Founder and CSO, AIMM Therapeutics

Mar March 15 Thu 2018

10th Annual SCI Member's Retreat

Date:  Thursday, March 15, 2018
Time:  8:30am - 4:00pm
Location: Quadrus Conference Center
2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Register (Deadline March 7, 2018)


Mar March 21 Wed 2018


Topic:  How Biomarkers Illuminate Acute GVHD

Date:  Wednesday, 3/21/18
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Lokey Stem Cell Building, G1002
Speaker: James L.M. Ferrara, MD, DSc
Ward-Coleman Chair in Cancer Medicine
Professor & Director, Hematologic Malignancies Translational Research Center
The Tisch Cancer Institute & Division of Hematology/Medical Oncology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Mar March 22 - 24 Thu-Sat 2018

NCCN 23rd Annual Conference: Improving the Quality, Effectiveness, & Efficiency of Cancer Care™

Date:  March 22 - 24, 2018
Location:  Orlando, Flirida


NCCN extends a 50% discount off the registration fee to staff employed at NCCN Member Institutions and conference registration is waived for NCCN Member Institution junior faculty (with a title of Assistant Professor or below). NCCN is not able to cover travel, lodging, or meals that are not otherwise provided at the conference. Individuals wishing to access these benefits may e-mail Liz Rieder to learn more about how to apply for these discounts. The deadline for booking hotel accommodations is Monday, February 12, 2018.
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Apr April 04 Wed 2018

5th Annual Karl G. Blume, MD Memorial Lecture

Topic:  What would Karl do? 30 years of BMT at Stanford

Date:  Wednesday, 4/4/18
Time: 8:00 am
Location: Li Ka Shing Center
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Speaker: Robert Negrin, MD

Chief, Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Professor of Medicine, Blood and Marrow Transplantation


Apr April 10 Tue 2018

Cancer Biology Seminar Series

Topic:  p53 Family Regulation of Non-coding RNAs in Cancer Metastasis

Date:  Tuesday, 4/10/2018
Time:  12:00 - 1:00 pm
Location:  Munzer Auditorium, Beckman Center
Speaker: Elsa Flores, PhDMoffitt Cancer Center

Apr April 19 Thu 2018

18th annual Biomedical Computation AT Stanford (BCATS) Symposium

Date:  Thursday, 4/19/18
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Li Ka Shing, Berg Hall
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Apply for a talk or poster presentation (deadline 3/9/18)

Apr April 19 Thu 2018

An Evening with Rebecca Skloot and Members of the Henrietta Lacks Family

Date:  Thursday, 4/19/18
Time: 7:30 pm
Location:  CEMEX Auditorium


Best-selling science author Rebecca Skloot and members of the Henrietta Lacks family will discuss Ms. Lacks’ ongoing legacy in genetic research amidst the issues of patient rights as part of the Frankenstein@200 Initiative. This serves as the introductory event for the International Health Humanities Consortium Conference beginning the next day.

Apr April 20 - 21 Fri-Sat 2018

Stanford Cancer Immunotherapy and Blood and Marrow Transplant Symposium:Update on Current Advances in BMT and Cancer Immunotherapy

Date:  4/20 - 4/21/2018

Time:  8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Alumni Center, McCaw Hall


This CME activity seeks to fulfill the need in the transplant and cellular therapeutics community to increase and improve knowledge as well as management skillset in performing stem cell transplantation and cellular therapeutics to optimize patients’ clinical outcomes. The conference will utilize lectures, debate and panel discussion to achieve the educational objectives.

Apr April 23 - 24 Mon-Tue 2018

2018 Stanford Drug Discovery Conference

Date:  4/23 - 4/24/2018

Time:  8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Li Ka Shing, Berg Hall

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Advances in research and technology now afford us the unique opportunity to develop and test novel diagnostics and therapeutics. This conference takes advantage of the collective experience and expertise of our speakers in drug discovery. A broad range of policy, research, and venture topics are covered.

Apr April 25 Wed 2018

Health Policy Forum | A Conversation with Howard Koh, MD, MPH

Date:   Wednesday, 4/25/18
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 am
Location: Berg Hall, Li Ka Shing Center

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Please join us for a conversation with Harvard University Professor Howard Koh, MD, MPH, one of the leading health policy thinkers in the United States. Dr. Koh will discuss his service as a State Commissioner of Health and as Assistant Secretary of Health in the Obama Administration, with a special focus on his work combating tobacco and opioid addiction and reducing health disparities. He will also share his perspective on the current state of the US health care system and how it must be reformed.

May May 11 Fri 2018

Stanford’s Center for Cancer Systems Biology (CCSB) 6th Annual Symposium 

Date:  Friday, 5/11/18
Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Berg Hall, Li Ka Shing Center


This conference is designed for participants to explore the systems biology approach to understanding cancer progression and treatment response. Register and submit an abstract to be part of our poster session. Top 3 posters will recieve a prize.

May May 19 Sat 2018

Health Matters: Stanford Medicine’s Free Annual Community Day

Date:  Saturday, 5/19/18
Time: 9:00 am- 2:00 pm
Location: Li Ka Shing Center

Registration will open mid April 2018. Please visit Health Matters for additional information.

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Featured Event

“When Breath Becomes Air: Reflecting on Life and Death”

Drs. Kalanithi and Carstensen in conversation

Cynthia & Alexander Tseng, Jr., MD, Memorial Lectureship
Stanford Cancer Institute  
Stanford Center on Longevity


Wednesday, March 7, 2018

4:00 – 5:15 pm

Berg Hall

Li Ka Shing Learning & Knowledge Center (LKSC)

291 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA 94305

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Lucy Kalanithi, MD, FACP, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Stanford and the widow of the late Dr. Paul Kalanithi, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir, When Breath Becomes Air, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 2017. Paul Kalanithi was a chief resident in neurosurgery at Stanford when he was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in 2013. He and Lucy completed their medical degrees at Yale, where they were inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society. Lucy Kalanithi completed her residency training at the University of California-San Francisco and a postdoctoral fellowship in healthcare delivery science at Stanford's Clinical Excellence Research Center.

Laura L. Carstensen, PhD is a Professor of Psychology and the Fairleigh S. Dickinson Jr. Professor in Public Policy at Stanford University where she serves as founding director of the Stanford Center on Longevity. Her research has been supported continuously by the National Institute on Aging for more than 25 years and she is currently supported through a prestigious MERIT Award. In 2011, she authored the book, A Long Bright Future: Happiness, Health, and Financial Security in an Age of Increased Longevity. Dr. Carstensen has served on the National Advisory Council on Aging and the MacArthur Foundation’s Research Network on an Aging Society. In 2016, she was inducted into the National Academy of Medicine.

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phone:  650-724-0513