UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Head and Neck Cancer SPORE

Events Archive

2015 Head and Neck SPORE Meetings Archive

01.27.15 Da Yang, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Title: "Reveal the dark matter: Characterizing the genetic and epigenetic landscapes of miRNAs in cancer"
03.17.15 Uma Duvvuri, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology
Title: "METastases in head and neck cancer: From physiology to epigenetics"
04.07.15 Robert P. Edwards, MD
Chair and Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
Title: "Applications of immunotherapy in ovarian cancer"
04.14.15 Jacques Nör, DDS, MS, PhD
Donald A. Kerr Endowed Professor, Dentistry; Professor, Otolaryngology
University of Michigan
Title: "Cancer stem cells in head and neck malignancies"
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: Hillman Cancer Center
05.06.15 Neil Hayes, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Medicine and Otolaryngology
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Title: "Comprehensive genomic profiling of squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck"
Time: 8:00am-9:00am
Location: The Herberman Conference Center
07.07.15 Mitchell Frederick, PhD
Associate Professor, NTRA, Department of Head and Neck Surgery
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Title: "The road to understanding and targeting genomic alterations in squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck"
09.29.15 Robert Ferris, MD, PhD, FACS and Dario Vignali, PhD
Title: Project 3, "Checkpoint receptor targeting to enhance cetuximab efficacy against HNSCC"
10.20.15 Dan Johnson, PhD, Julia Bauman, MD, and Thomas Kensler, PhD
Title: Project 1, "Chemoprevention of head and neck cancer"
Location: Hillman Cancer Center
11.17.15 Yuri Nikiforov, MD, PhD, Uma Duvvuri, MD, PhD, and Linwah Yip, MD
Title: Project 4, "Molecular markers for cancer diagnosis and prognostication in thyroid nodules"
12.08.15 Flordeliza S. Villanueva, MD and Jennifer Grandis, MD, FACS
Title: Project 2, "Optimization of STAT3 decoy delivery for head and neck cancer treatment"

2014 Head and Neck SPORE Meetings Archive

01.06.14 Seungwon W. Kim, MD
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology
University of Pittsburgh
Title: "Mechanisms of resistance to antiangiogenic therapy"
02.10.14 John Schmidt, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
Title: "A randomized pilot trial of a behavioral empowerment, training and rehabilitation (BETR) intervention for pain associated with chemoradiotherapy in patients with head and neck cancer"
03.12.14 Stephen Lai, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Head and Neck Surgery
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Title: "MiR-27a suppresses the EGFR signaling pathway in HNSCC"
03.17.14 Scott M. Langevin, PhD, MHA
Assistant Professor of Environmental Health
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Title: "Non-invasive biomarkers of oral and pharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma"
04.14.14 Lindsey Romick-Rosendale, PhD
Research Fellow, Hematology/Oncology
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Title: "Loss of FA pathway function in sporadic HNSCC tumor cells promotes a novel invasive phenotype both in vitro and in vivo"
05.12.14 Carolyn J. Anderson, PhD
Professor of Radiology and Director, Molecular Imaging Laboratory
University of Pittsburgh
Title: "Molecular imaging of CXCR4 and VLA-4 expression in mouse models of head and neck cancer tumors to predict metastatic potential"
09.24.14 Julie Bauman, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh

Thomas Kensler, PhD
Professor Pharmacology and Chemical Biology
University of Pittsburgh

Title: "Green Chemoprevention in Head and Neck Cancer"
Time: 8:00 am
Location: The Herberman Conference Center
10.20.14 Yong Seok Park, PhD
Assistant Professor, Biostatistics
University of Pittsburgh
11.04.14 David A. Clump, MD, PhD
Department of Radiation Oncology
Title: "DNA damage response following ionizing radiation"
12.10.14 Nabil F. Saba, MD, FACP
Associate Professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Title: Chief of Head and Neck Medical Oncology
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Title: "The role of HER3 in squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck"
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Location: The Herberman Conference Center (Grand Rounds)

2013 Head and Neck SPORE Meetings Archive

01.08.13 J. Silvio Gutkind, PhD
Chief, Oral and Pharyngeal Cancer Branch, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research; Chief, Cell Growth Regulation Section; Chief, Molecular Carcinogenesis Section
National Institutes of Health
Presentation: "The mTOR signaling circuitry and cancer: New molecular-targeted therapies"
02.04.13 Flordeliza S. Villanueva, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Non Invasive Cardiac Imaging
Director, Center for Ultrasound Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Heart and Vascular Institute University of Pittsburgh

Andrew R Carson, PhD
Research Instructor of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
Presentation: "Contrast microbubble-mediated therapeutics"
03.04.13 Sufi Thomas, PhD
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology
University of Pittsburgh
Presentation: "Of tumors, fibroblasts and therapy"
04.22.13 Kazunori Koide, PhD
Associate Professor of Chemistry
University of Pittsburgh
Presentation: "Small-molecule inhibitors of splicing factor 3B1 with pico molar potency for head and neck cancer"
05.06.13 Ann Marie Egloff, PhD
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology
University of Pittsburgh
Presentation: "Genetic modifiers of head and neck and lung cancer risk"
05.20.13 Curtis R. Pickering, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Presentation: "Integrated genomic analysis of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma"
06.17.13 Peter Leedman, PhD
Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)
University of Western Australia
Director of Translational Research, Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR)
Presentation: "MicroRNAs, chemoresistance and head and neck cancer"
07.01.13 Gypsyamber D'Souza, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Presentation: "HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer: etiology, epidemiology and nuances"
09.09.13 Julie Bauman, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine; Co-Director, Head and Neck Cancer Center of Excellence

Daniel Johnson, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology; Scientific Director, Acute Leukemia Program

Thomas Kensler, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology
University of Pittsburgh
Presentation: "Sulforaphane as HNS chemoprevention"
10.14.13 Yuri E. Nikiforov, MD, PhD
Professor of Pathology; Vice Chair and Director, Division of Molecular and Genomic Pathology
University of Pittsburgh
Presentation: "Molecular markers for cancer diagnosis in thyroid nodules"
11.11.13 Flordeliza S. Villanueva, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Non Invasive Cardiac Imaging
Director, Center for Ultrasound Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Heart and Vascular Institute University of Pittsburgh

Andrew R. Carson, PhD
Research Instructor of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
Presentation: "Microbubble-mediated delivery of STAT3 decoy"
12.02.13 Robert Ferris, MD, PhD, FACS
Professor of Otolaryngology, Immunology, and Radiation Oncology
Chief, Division of Head and Neck Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
UPMC Chair in Advanced Oncologic Head and Neck Surgery
Presentation: "Project 3 progress: Immune activation by EGFR-specific monoclonal antibodies; Proposed new direction: Combination immunotherapy of HNSCC using EGFR-specific and CTLA-4-specific monoclonal antibodies"

2012 Head and Neck SPORE Meetings Archive

01.09.12 Umamaheswar Duvvuri, MD, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
Presentation: "The identification of potential novel targets for head & neck cancer"
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02.06.12 Bennett Van Houten, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
Presentation: "Metabolic flexibility in tumor cells: refocusing the Warburg lens"
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03.05.12 Jennifer R. Grandis, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Vice Chair for Research
UPMC Endowed Chair in Head and Neck Cancer Surgical Research
Department of Otolaryngology
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research Program Integration in the Health Sciences
Professor of Otolaryngology & Pharmacology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Program Leader, Head & Neck Cancer Program
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professor
Presentation: "Targeting Driver Mutations in Head and Neck Cancer"
04.09.12 Brenda Diergaarde, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
Presentation: "Next-generation sequencing 101: reading and interpreting the data"
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05.07.12 Julio Aguirre-Ghiso, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology
Tisch Cancer Institute
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Presentation: "Plasticity of tumor-initiating cell subpopulations in HNSCC"
06.04.12 Jesse Troy, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
Presentation: "Childhood Passive Smoke Exposure is Associated With Adult Head and Neck Cancer"

Michael Smith, PhD
Sequencing Specialist, Illumina, Inc.
Presentation: "Illumina Sequencing - Accelerating Research and Expanding Clinical Application"
07.16.12 Zhenghe Wang, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics and Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Case Western Reserve University
Presentation: "The role of protein tyrosine phosphatases in cancer"
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08.06.12 Carolyn Anderson, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
Professor of Radiology and Director, Molecular Imaging Laboratory
&
Barry Edwards, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
Assistant Professor, Radiology
Presentation: "Preclinical PET/CT and optical imaging of EGFR and MMP-2 and 9: opportunities for head and neck cancer"
10.01.12 Jane Wang, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
Presentation: "Targeting Protein kinase D in head and neck cancer therapy"
11.05.12 Suengwon W. Kim, MD
University of Pittsburgh
Presentation: "Mechanisms of resistance to antiangiogenic therapy"
12.18.12 Timothy A. Chan MD, PhD
Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program and Dept. of Radiation Oncology Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY
Presentation: "Drivers of Glioma Oncogenesis - Insights and Lessons"
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

2011 Head and Neck SPORE Meetings Archive

11.14.11 Jill M. Siegfried, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
"Dual Blockade of EGFR and c-Met in Head and Neck Cancer"
10.05.11 Wendell G. Yarbrough, MD, FACS, MMHC
Vanderbilt University
Ingram Professor of Cancer Research
Co-Leader, Thoracic and Head & Neck Program,
VICC Associate Professor Otolaryngology and Cancer Biology
Director, Barry Baker Laboratory for Head and Neck Oncology
"LZAP: Identifying a novel tumor suppression gene"
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09.19.11 Daniel E. Johnson, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
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08.16.11 Andrew Sikora, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor and Director of Head and Neck Translational Research
Departments of Otolaryngology, Immunology, Oncological Science, and Dermatology
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
"iNOS-directed targeted therapy: saying NO to tumor-mediated immunosuppression"
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06.20.11 Robert L Ferris, MD, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
"The Immune System and Head and Neck Cancer"
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05.09.11 William Saunders, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
"Mechanisms of Genomic Instability and Tetraploidy in Malignant Cells"
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04.18.11 Vivian Lui, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
"Individualized Therapy for Nasopharyngeal Cancer – How far are we?"
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03.14.11 James M. Mountz MD, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
"Early Cancer Therapy Response Assessment Using Quantitative Imaging Biomarkers (U01CA140230)"
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Steve H. Thorne, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
"Small Animal Optical and Ultrasound Imaging"
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Erik Wiener, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
"New Capabilities for Small Animal MRI: More than Just Anatomy"
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02.21.11 Susanne M. Gollin, PhD, FFACMG
University of Pittsburgh
Presentation: "A DNA Damage Response Defect that is a Biomarker of Poor Prognosis, Radioresistance, and a Companion Diagnostic for Targeted Therapeutic Intervention in Carcinomas"
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01.24.11 Dr. Simion Chiosea
University of Pittsburgh
Presentation: "Incidence of Human Papilloma Virus in Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinomas: Now and 50 Years Ago."
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