UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Dear UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Members:

We are pleased to invite you to attend the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Satellite Conference on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 and the 30th Annual UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Scientific Retreat on Thursday and Friday, June 21 and 22, 2018. Both events will be held at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg.

The Satellite Conference will be co-chaired by Drs. Patricia Opresko and Jian-Min Yuan, and will focus on "Aging and Cancer." Guest speaker will be Andre Nussenzweig, PhD, Chief of the Laboratory of Genome Integrity in the NCI Center for Cancer Research, and NIH Distinguished Investigator. The Satellite Conference will also highlight the work of Dr. Toren Finkel, Director of the Aging Institute of UPMC Senior Services and the University of Pittsburgh.

This year's Retreat will focus on the topics of “Modeling of Human Cancer,” “Pathogens and Cancer” and finally, “Translating Our Research into Novel Immunotherapies of Cancer.” These three topics are of importance and relevance to all who are interested in cancer. We are also pleased to bring back the popular Lightning Round. On Friday, in addition to announcing the Jr. Scholar and Poster winners, we will announce the current Hillman Fellows.

This year's Ronald B. Herberman Lectureship Keynote Address will be given by David Tuveson, MD, PhD, Chief Scientist of the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research; and Cancer Center Director and Roy J. Zuckerberg Professor at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL). Dr. Tuveson is a renowned investigator, best known for his work on pancreatic cancer. His talk will focus on “Pancreatic Cancer Biology and Medicine.”

We very much look forward to your attendance and participation in this wonderful opportunity for all members of the Cancer Center to learn about and contribute to our scientific environment through formal and informal interactions. We especially encourage you to bring your students and fellows, as our trainees are so vital to our future. All information and forms regarding the retreat can be found on this web site. For questions, please contact Lisa George, Retreat Coordinator, at georgel@upmc.edu.

Bob and Lin

Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD
Director, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Lin Zhang, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Retreat Chair