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UCSF Pancreas Cancer Program (PCP) Annual Retreat

Friday, May 17, 2013 from 7:30 AM to 6:15 PM (PDT)

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UCSF Pancreas Cancer Program Annual Retreat Ended Free  

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All faculty and staff affiliated with the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center are encouraged to attend!

This year's Retreat will include research updates by investigators from UCSF, UCLA, UCSD and NYU.

Following is location, agenda and poster session information: 

Date:              Friday, May 17, 2013

Time:             7:30 AM -6:15 PM 

Location:      Mission Bay Campus, Genentech Hall - Byers Auditorium 


This year we will feature a "poster walk”.  All UCSF pre and post-doctoral students, clinical residents, and fellows are invited to submit a poster of their work that is PDAC or PNET centric.  Poster contributors will be entered into a raffle to win 1 of 3 cash prizes.*


UCSF Pancreas Cancer Program

2013 Annual Retreat

A Tale of Two Tumors:

Unraveling Biology in Pancreatic Neoplasms

Friday, May 17, 2013

Genentech Hall – Mission Bay

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM                   Continental breakfast and poster setup

 8:00 AM 8:15 AM                   Welcome & Introducton: Frank McCormick

                                                Program Update: Margaret Tempero 

8:15 AM – 10:50 AM                  Session 1: Biology and Behavior of PNETs (Andrew Ko, Chair)

                                                Emily Bergsland: “Advances in the treatment of pancreatic

                                                neuroendocrine tumors”     


                                                Lee Rivera: “Preclinical models of neuroendocrine tumors” 


                                               Michael German: “Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors:

                                               A Paradoxical Role for Kras”

9:55 AM – 10:15 AM                 Break - poster viewing - refreshments 

                                               Eric Nakakura: “Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors, the Other

                                               Pancreatic Cancer


10:50 AM – 11:50 PM                Keynote #1

Michael Karin: “Mechanisms through which chronic pancreatitis promotes the development of pancreatic adenocarcinoma” 


11:50 PM – 12:30 PM                Lunch 

12:30 PM – 1:15 PM                  Poster Walk – Scott Seeley and David Dawson (Hosts)


1:15 PM – 3:40 PM                    Session 2: Metabolic Pathways in PDAC (Eric Collisson, Chair)

                                                Michael Korn: “Autophagy and drug resistance in PDAC”


                                               Guido Eibl: “Obesity, Inflammation, and Pancreatic Cancer” 

2:25 PM – 2:35 PM                   Break - poster viewing - refreshments 

                                               Sabrina Ronen: “Magnetic resonance metabolic imaging of

                                               oncogenic transformation and response to therapy”


                                                Matthias Hebrok: “Deciphering progenitors for pancreatic


3:40 PM – 4:00 PM                    Break - poster viewing – refreshments   


4:00 PM – 5:00 PM                    Keynote #2

                                                Mark Philips: “Compartmentalization of Ras signaling”     


5:00 PM – 5:15 PM                    Wrap up, poster raffle: Margaret Tempero 

5:15 PM – 6:15 PM                    Reception - poster viewing


*Interested trainees who register will have an opportunity to discuss their work during the poster walk.   All poster entrants will be entered into a raffle that will be drawn during the closing session -- entrants must be present to win!   These cash awards can be used for expenses, such as books, registration fees and travel costs related to scientific meetings where pancreatic cancer research is emphasized. 

Register your intent to submit a poster! 

All entrants must email a PDF copy of their poster by: Monday, May 13 (extended) to:

For more information about the Retreat, contact: Pam Elmore - Associate Director, Pancreas Cancer Program, UCSF via email:

We look forward to seeing you on May 17!

Have questions about UCSF Pancreas Cancer Program (PCP) Annual Retreat? Contact the organizer

When & Where

600 16th Street
San Francisco, 94158

Friday, May 17, 2013 from 7:30 AM to 6:15 PM (PDT)

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