San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Third Annual UACC Scientific Retreat
Friday, April 21, 2017
Westward Look Resort
The Theme for this year’s Retreat will be
“Drug Discovery and Development: from Bench to Bedside”
This year’s Keynote Speaker will be
Dean W. Felsher, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and Pathology
Dr. Felsher studies how oncogenes initiate and sustain tumorigenesis. He has developed model systems whereby he can conditionally activate oncogenes in normal human and mouse cells in tissue culture or in specific tissues of transgenic mice. In particular using the tetracycline regulatory system, Dr. Felsher has generated a conditional model system for MYC-induced tumors.
He has shown that cancers caused by the conditional over-expression of the MYC proto-oncogene regress with its inactivation. Thus, even though cancer is a multi-step process, the inactivation of one oncogene can be sufficient to induce tumor regression.
7:30 - 8:45 Check-in
8:45 - 9:00 Welcome
9:00 - 3:00 Keynote and sessions
3:15 - 4:30 Poster Session
4:30 - 6:00 Closing remarks and Happy Hour
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University of Arizona Cancer Center
Since being established in 1976, the University of Arizona Cancer Center has worked to prevent and cure cancer.
The Cancer Center is one of 45 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation and the only one headquartered in and serving the entire state of Arizona that has been designated by the National Cancer Institute as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, the NCI’s highest designation. That designation is reserved for centers focusing on patient care as well as basic and clinical research, prevention, education, outreach and training.