2019 Southeast Regional Meeting Cancer Thematic Platform Session


“Advances in Cancer Research”


Nathan L. Vanderford, PhD, MBA
University of Kentucky
Assistant Professor, Department of Toxicology and Cancer Biology
Assistant Director for Research, Markey Cancer Center
Director of Administration, Center for Cancer and Metabolism
Director, Appalachian Career Training in Oncology Program

Session topic:

Talks can span topics throughout the cancer research continuum (basic, translational, clinical or population/behavioral science).

Session format:

Lecture/seminar-style with one plenary talk (30 minutes), 5 abstract-selected short talks (~15 minutes each), and a series of abstract-selected flash talks (1 minute each).

Session audience:

The cancer thematic platform session is intended for trainees, staff scientists, faculty and NIH directors/staff who are interested in learning about advances in cancer research.

Plenary Presentation:

Haval Shirwan, PhD, University of Louisville.  “A novel form of CD137 immune checkpoint stimulator as an effective agent for cancer immunoprevention.”

Short Talks:

To be determined from abstract submissions.

Flash Talks:

To be determined from abstract submissions.